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Smyrna, Texas
(Cass County)

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The location of Smyrna

Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Smyrna 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 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:

Sighting report for Miller County

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

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

The 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:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Cass County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Linden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,865 miles [11,048.1 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 7,593 miles [12,219.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,470 miles [8,803.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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.

Black Diamond (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Smyrna   [Map]

Brightstar (AR)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Era (AR) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Frog Level (LA) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Queen City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rambo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Roach   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Three States (LA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 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].

Hosston [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arvel Odell Hale<7>

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].

Karnack [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

Scott Joplin

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].

Linden [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Joplin

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].

Texarkana [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews

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].

Maud [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Country Johnny' Mathis

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].

Linden [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: T-Bone Walker

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

Communities outside of Texas

Other Communities Located In Texas

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southwest.

Montague County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Montague County   [Map]

Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West.

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]

Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the West.

Communities Outside of Texas

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Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East.


Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North.

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northeast.

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast.


Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the West Northwest.


Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East Northeast.


Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East.


Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast.


Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]

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


De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Smyrna, De Soto Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the South.


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km] to the Northeast.


Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the North Northeast.


Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East.

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Nuckolls County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest.

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East.


Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast.


Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]

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


Bedford County

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.


Grant County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,641 miles [2,640.9 km] to the Northwest.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smyrna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0782, Longitude: -94.0844     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Smyrna 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 318.189 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.473 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.422 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:

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<8>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 Smyrna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Smyrna 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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