A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smithland.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Smithland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smithland and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smithland and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.
To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Smithland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Smithland.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Pointe Coupee Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Pointe Coupee Parish sighting report from eBird.
Since Smithland is near West Feliciana Parish and also Avoyelles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Smithland.
How Far From Smithland to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smithland to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smithland and extending to:
Communities Also Named Smithland ...
We have found 9 communities that share the name Smithland.
While the name Smithland is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Louisiana
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the North Northwest.
Our profile page for Smithland, Bourbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bourbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northwest.
Our profile page for Smithland, Albemarle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Albemarle County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithland ...
As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
Notable Births & Deaths ...
This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.
Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Smithland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.
Lester Willis 'Prez' Young
Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2019