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Welcome to Smithville ...

The city of Smithville is located in Clay County<1>.

The location of Smithville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smithville has a population of 10,795 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smithville.

Smithville is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Smithville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Smithville is located in the (816) area code.

The ZIP code for Smithville: 64089<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithville had an population of 10,795 people. This is an increase of 28.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 95.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smithville had a population of 8,425 people. This makes Smithville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Smithville represents 0.14% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,425 people, the population of Smithville increased 52.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,514 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Smithville.

Adding Smithville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Smithville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Smithville elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a William Bradley Map (1866).

We also found Smithville mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Smithville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Smithville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Smithville - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (4), California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (5), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Smithville ...

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

  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
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    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Smithville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<7>
  • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
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    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Smithville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
    • Former name for Leavenworth:
    • Leavenworth City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<7>
  • Liberty [Clay County]
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    • Liberty [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Smithville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<7>
  • Gladstone [Clay County]
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    • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Smithville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansing [Leavenworth County]
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      • Lansing [Leavenworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>
    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
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      • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<7>
    • Kearney [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<7>
    • Parkville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkville
      • Parkville [Platte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkville<7>
    • Platte City [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte City
      • Platte City [Platte County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte City<7>
    • North Kansas City [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kansas City
      • North Kansas City [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Kansas City<7>

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 Smithville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smithville. 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 Smithville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Smithville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithville ...

Looking for more information about Smithville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Smithville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smithville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Clay County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clay County: www.claycogov.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smithville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Smithville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smithville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithville) 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 Smithville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3906, Longitude: -94.5751       In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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