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1890 Communities Near Smithfield ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Smithfield in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Smithfield.

Anchor   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithfield
 - Anchor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arbroth   (West Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arbroth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baker   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithfield
 - Baker had a post office and railroad service
 
Baton Rouge   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 10,478 people (with 221,599 people in 2018)
 - Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
 
Bells Store   (East Feliciana Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bells Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smithfield
 - Bells Store had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brusly Landing   (West Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
 
Devalls   (West Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Devalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gardere   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithfield
 - Gardere had railroad service and no post office
 
Grosse Tete   (Iberville Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithfield
 - Grosse Tete had railroad service and no post office
 
Irene   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithfield
 - Irene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lakeland   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Lakeland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lindsay   (East Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smithfield
 - Lindsay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livonia   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 1,412 people in 2018)
 - Livonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lobdell   (West Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Lobdell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musson   (Iberville Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Musson had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Roads   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 525 people (with 4,553 people in 2018)
 - New Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plaquemine   (Iberville Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 3,222 people (with 6,621 people in 2018)
 - Plaquemine had a post office and railroad service
 
Pointe Coupee   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pointe Coupee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Port Allen   (West Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 4,968 people in 2018)
 - Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Hudson   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Port Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Iberville Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 753 people in 2018)
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slaughter   (East Feliciana Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithfield
 - Slaughter had a post office and railroad service
 
Ventress   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithfield
 - Ventress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zachary   (East Baton Rouge Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithfield
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 17,678 people in 2018)
 - Zachary had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Smithfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Smithfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5455, Longitude: -91.2946     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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