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Welcome to Smiths ...

So far, we have found very little information about Smiths. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Smiths to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Smiths, please Contact Us.


Smiths would have been located within present day Franklin County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Smiths, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smiths. The community came to an end when it was inundated by the Quabbin Reservoir. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Smiths..

While the community is gone, the present day location for Smiths is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Smiths was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Smiths ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Massachusetts communities named Smiths: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Hampshire County.

Beyond Massachusetts, there are 21 communities that are also named Smiths - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Maine, Michigan (3), Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smiths.

Communities near Smiths ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smiths.

  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
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    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holyoke
    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,921 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Smiths
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,362 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,539 people
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    • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
      • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
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    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belchertown
      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
    • Wilbraham [Hampden County]
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      • Wilbraham [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilbraham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbraham
    • Palmer [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Smiths
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smiths. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smiths.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smiths. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smiths.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smiths. See our Newspapers Page for Smiths.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.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 Smiths, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smiths - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smiths) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smiths. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SmithsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3298, Longitude: -72.3262       In this case, the coordinates for Smiths have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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