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 Rains County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Rains County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smyrna is near Van Zandt County and also Wood 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 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:
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.
Lawrence Clifton Elliott
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Saturday November 16, 1901 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday May 15, 1970 at an age of 68. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Jamie Foxx (Born as Eric Marion Bishop)
Ormer Leslie Locklear
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Wednesday October 28, 1891 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 2, 1920 at an age of 28. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Raymond Anderson Morehart
Major League Baseball. He was born in Terrell (Texas) on Saturday December 2, 1899 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 13, 1989 at an age of 89. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Sissy Spacek (Mary Elizabeth Spacek)
Actor. He was born in Mineola (Texas) on Monday August 31, 1931 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 72. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East.
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West Northwest.
Communities Outside of Texas
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Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Northeast.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northeast.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North.
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast.
De Soto Parish
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East.
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 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 1,580 miles [2,542.8 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.
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019