A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smyrna.
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 Smyrna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smyrna and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smyrna 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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna.
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 De Soto Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The De Soto Parish sighting report from eBird.
Since Smyrna is near Panola County and also Caddo 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 Smyrna.
How Far From Smyrna to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smyrna to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smyrna and extending to:
Communities Also Named Smyrna ...
We have found 37 communities that share the name Smyrna.
While the name Smyrna is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Louisiana
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Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East.
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the North Northeast.
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the North.
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northeast.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East.
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North.
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East.
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the North.
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Northwest.
Our profile page for Smyrna, Bedford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bedford County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the Northwest.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smyrna ...
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 Smyrna. 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.
Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson
Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].
Will J. 'Dub' Jones
Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].
Musician. He was born in Carthage (Texas) on Friday June 6, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday January 26, 1998 at an age of 67. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].
Tex Ritter (Born as Woodward Maurice Ritter)
Singer, actor. He was born in Murvaul (Texas) on Thursday January 12, 1905 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 2, 1974 at an age of 69.
John Thomas Scopes, Sr.
Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].
Charlotte Shelby (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)
Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.
Frank Sutton (Frank Spencer Sutton)
Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].
Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney
Major League Baseball. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 2, 1905 and died in Center (Texas) on Tueday September 1, 1987 at an age of 82. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smyrna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2019