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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Smithville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Smithville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Smithville is located in Monroe County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Lamar (AL), Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee & Lowndes.

Below are the counties that are near Smithville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Smithville:

  • Monroe County     (The home county of Smithville)
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
    • Riggins [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
      • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggins
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
    • Greenwood Springs [Monroe County]
    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Wren
    • Gattman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gattman
      • Gattman [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gattman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gattman
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
  • Chickasaw County
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<3>
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<3>
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<3>
  • Clay County
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • West Point [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Carolina [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina
      • Carolina [Itawamba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
    • Abney [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abney
      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abney
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<3>
    • Oakland [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Itawamba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<3>
  • Lee County
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<3>
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<3>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<3>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<3>
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<3>
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<3>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<3>
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<3>
  • Lowndes County
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Columbus [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<3>
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<3>
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<3>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<3>
  • Prentiss County
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
  • Tishomingo County
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<3>
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<3>
  • Union County
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<3>
  • Fayette County (AL)
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
    • Belk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belk
      • Belk [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belk
  • Franklin County (AL)
    • Vina [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vina
      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
    • Red Bay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bay
      • Red Bay [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bay<3>
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<3>
  • Lamar County (AL)
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<3>
    • Beaverton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Lamar County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<3>
    • Vernon [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
    • Millport [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Lamar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<3>
  • Marion County (AL)
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Hamilton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Guin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
      • Guin [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<3>
    • Gu-Win [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gu-Win
      • Gu-Win [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu-Win
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Winfield [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,519 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
    • Brilliant [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Smithville, see our County-by-County Page for Smithville.

Newspapers Published in Smithville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithville, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Smithville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Smithville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Smithville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Smithville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smithville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smithville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dunlap Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunlap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maxie Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maxie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Silome Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silome Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Burdine Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burdine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jones Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • New Chapel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Chapel Cemetery
    • Lindsey Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lindsey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey Cemetery
    • Springfield Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wylie Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wylie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cowley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cowley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Hope Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dyer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Salem Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Conwill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conwill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Smithville had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Smithville had a population of 737 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Smithville, with the one closest to Smithville listed first.

  • Smithville [Monroe County]
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    • Smithville [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>
  • Cardsville [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardsville
    • Cardsville [Itawamba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cardsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardsville
  • Bigbee [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigbee
    • Bigbee [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bigbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Amory [Monroe County]
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    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 739 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amory had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<3>
  • Riggins [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riggins
    • Riggins [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riggins had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Tilden [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilden
    • Tilden [Itawamba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tilden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Evergreen [Itawamba County]
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      • Evergreen [Itawamba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Splunge [Monroe County]
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      • Splunge [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Splunge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splunge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Acker [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Acker was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acker
      • Acker [Monroe County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Acker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenbrier [Monroe County] - Historic
      • While Greenbrier was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbrier
      • Greenbrier [Monroe County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenbrier had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbrier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quincy [Monroe County]
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      • Quincy [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Quincy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quincy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Abney [Itawamba County]
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      • Abney [Itawamba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Abney had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Central Grove [Monroe County]
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      • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
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      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 279 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<3>
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
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      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Detroit had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Smithville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithville ...

While our initial data about Smithville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Smithville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Smithville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Smithville:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Smithville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Smithville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Smithville. See our Misc Page for Smithville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

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 Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 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: 34.0680, Longitude: -88.3981       In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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