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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smithville.

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 Smithville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smithville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Smithville and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Smithville. 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 Smithville.

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 county-by-county basis. We have selected DeKalb County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The DeKalb County sighting report from eBird.

Since Smithville is near Warren County and also Cannon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Warren County

Sighting report for Cannon County

Waymarking ...

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 Smithville.

How Far From Smithville 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 city such as Smithville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smithville and extending to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Smithville to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,110 miles [11,442.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,986 miles [8,024.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithville ...

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.

Cross Roads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Smithville   [Map]

Green Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenmoss Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Half Acre   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Loves Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mount Ararat   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Peeled Chestnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Pin Hook Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pinhook (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Snows Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Williams Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Young Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Youngblood (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Smithville. 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.

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey<7>

Lester Flatt     (Lester Raymond Flatt)

Musician. He was born in Duncan's Chapel (Tennessee) on Friday June 19, 1914 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 64. He was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery (White County, Tennessee) [Map].

Duncan's Chapel [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Flatt

Stan Earl Mitchell

Professional football. He was born in Sparta (Tennessee) on Thursday August 17, 1944 and died in Sparta (Tennessee) on Tueday January 24, 2012 at an age of 67.

Sparta [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Smithville

Sparta [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan Earl Mitchell

Communities Also Named Smithville ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Smithville.

While the name Smithville is unique within Tennessee, we know of another 57 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Smithville, Chilton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Chilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Henry County

Our profile page for Smithville, Henry County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Smithville, Craighead County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West.

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Union County

Our profile page for Smithville, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smithville, Shasta County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,001 miles [3,220.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Putnam County

Our profile page for Smithville, Putnam County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Lee County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North.

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Smithville, Ottawa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ottawa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Smithville, Smith County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bullitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Southwest.

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Vernon Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Vernon Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Smithville, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the North.

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Smithville, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southwest.

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West Northwest.

New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Smithville, Genesee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Genesee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithville, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Smithville, Geauga County

This community is historic.

Although located in Geauga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County

This community is historic.

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]

Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]

Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Smithville

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Smithville, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Smithville, Abbeville County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Smithville, Sumter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Smithville, Meade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Meade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Southwest.

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]

Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Millard County

Our profile page for Smithville, Millard County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Millard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Smithville, Windsor County   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,946 miles [3,131.8 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithville, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northeast.

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Smithville, Ritchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About DeKalb County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Smithville: www.smithvilletn.com/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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 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: 35.9575, Longitude: -85.8115     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Smithville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.191 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.068 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.326 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Smithville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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