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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 Montague County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Montague County sighting report from eBird.

Since Smyrna is near Wise County and also Cooke County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wise County

Sighting report for Cooke 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 Smyrna.

How Far From Smyrna 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 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:

  • Montague [Map], which is the Seat of Montague County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Montague, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,982 miles [11,236.4 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 7,720 miles [12,424.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,602 miles [9,015.5 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.

Bowie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Smyrna   [Map]

Dry Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dye   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forestburg   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Fruitland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mallard   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Park Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunset   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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.

Peter William Mayhew

Actor. He was born in Barnes (England) [Map] on Friday May 19, 1944 and died in Boyd (Texas) on Tueday April 30, 2019 at an age of 74. He was buried at Azleland Memorial Park (Parker County, Texas) [Map].

Boyd [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Smyrna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Mayhew<7>

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

Cass County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cass County   [Map]

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Rains County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rains County   [Map]

Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East.

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast.

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East Northeast.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East.

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

De Soto Parish

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

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Ionia County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East.

Copiah County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Copiah County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Nuckolls County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North.

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the East.

Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Newberry County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Smyrna, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Pickett County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pickett County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

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.

Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,471 miles [2,367.3 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.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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: 33.4768, Longitude: -97.7336     [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 320.659 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.418 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.007 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>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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