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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smithdale.
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 Smithdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smithdale and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smithdale 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 Smithdale. 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 Smithdale.
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 Childress County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Childress County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smithdale is near Collingsworth County and also Hall 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 Smithdale.
How Far From Smithdale 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 community such as Smithdale to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smithdale and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithdale ...
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 Smithdale. 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.
Actor. He was born in Vinson (Oklahoma) on Wednesday December 2, 1908 and died in Torrance (California) on Friday December 13, 1974 at an age of 66. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Terry LaVerne Stafford
Musician. He was born in Hollis (Oklahoma) on Saturday November 22, 1941 and died in Amarillo (Texas) on Sunday March 17, 1996 at an age of 54. He was buried at Llano Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].
Communities Also Named Smithdale ...
We have found 7 communities that share the name Smithdale.
While the name Smithdale is unique within Texas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Texas
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Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Southeast.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Smithdale
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithdale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 18 Nov 2019