A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smiley.
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 Smiley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smiley and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smiley 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 Smiley. 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 Smiley.
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 Gonzales County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Gonzales County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smiley is near DeWitt County and also Wilson County, 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 Smiley.
How Far From Smiley to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Smiley to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smiley and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smiley ...
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 Smiley. 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.
Percy Lee Jones
Major League Baseball. He was born in Harwood (Texas) on Tueday October 10, 1899 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday March 18, 1979 at an age of 79. He was buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Communities Also Named Smiley ...
We have found 8 communities that share the name Smiley.
While the name Smiley is unique within Texas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Texas
Our profile page for Smiley, Liberty County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Liberty County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
This community is historic.<9>
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Smiley, Davies's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Davies's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smiley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019