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1890 Communities Near Smithville ...

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 Smithville in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Smithville.

Alexandria   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 2,861 people (with 46,776 people in 2018)
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Black Creek   (Grant Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Black Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithville
 - Black Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyce   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 301 people (with 991 people in 2018)
 - Boyce had a post office and railroad service
 
Cheneyville   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 591 people in 2018)
 - Cheneyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,492 people in 2018)
 - Colfax had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crane   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Smithville
 - Crane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egg Bend   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithville
 - Egg Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elmer   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithville
 - Elmer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmount   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fishville   (Grant Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Smithville
 - Fishville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemphill   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithville
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hineston   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hineston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holloway   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithville
 - Holloway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamourie   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - Lamourie had railroad service and no post office
 
Lecompte   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 1,160 people in 2018)
 - Lecompte had a post office and railroad service
 
Lena   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - Lena had railroad service and no post office
 
Loyd   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Loyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marksville   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 540 people (with 5,405 people in 2018)
 - Marksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melder   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithville
 - Melder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milford   (Rapides Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Milford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smithville
 - Milford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moreland   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - Moreland had railroad service and no post office
 
Pineville   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 540 people (with 14,290 people in 2018)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poland   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithville
 - Poland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rapides   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - Rapides had a post office and railroad service
 
Weil   (Rapides Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Smithville
 - Weil had a post office and no railroad service

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About Rapides Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/



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 Smithville, 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 in Smithville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3246, Longitude: -92.4101     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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