A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smyrna.
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 Smyrna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smyrna and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smyrna 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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna.
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 Cass County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Cass County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smyrna is near Miller County and also Caddo Parish, 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 Smyrna.
How Far From Smyrna 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 Smyrna to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smyrna and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smyrna ...
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 Smyrna. 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.
Arvel Odell Hale
Major League Baseball. He was born in Hosston (Louisiana) on Monday August 10, 1908 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Monday June 9, 1980 at an age of 71. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].
Lady Bird Johnson
Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].
Jazz Composer, pianist. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Tueday November 24, 1868 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 1, 1917 at an age of 48. He was buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].
Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews
Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].
John 'Country Johnny' Mathis
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Maud (Texas) on Tueday September 30, 1930 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Beechwood Cemetery (Marshall County, Tennessee) [Map].
T-Bone Walker (Born as Aaron Thibeaux Walker)
Musician. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Saturday May 28, 1910 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday March 16, 1975 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Communities Also Named Smyrna ...
We have found 37 communities that share the name Smyrna.
Within Texas, there are 3 communities which are also named Smyrna. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 37 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Other Communities Located In Texas
Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest.
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West.
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the West.
Communities Outside of Texas
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Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northeast.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North.
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North.
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast.
De Soto Parish
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the South.
Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East.
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East.
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Smyrna, Bedford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>
Although located in Bedford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,641 miles [2,640.9 km] to the Northwest.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smyrna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 28 Oct 2019