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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 to:

  • Ephrata [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Smyrna to Ephrata, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,544 miles [12,140.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,635 miles [9,068.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smyrna ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Smyrna.

While the name Smyrna is unique within Washington, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Houston County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the East Southeast


Clark County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the East Southeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,584 miles [2,549.2 km] to the East Southeast

Pope County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the East Southeast

White County

Our profile page for Smyrna, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,642 miles [2,642.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Tulare County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Tulare County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the South

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Kent County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km] to the East

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Holmes County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,122 miles [3,415 km] to the East Southeast

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Cobb County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the East Southeast

Morgan County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,094 miles [3,370 km] to the East Southeast

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Decatur County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,802 miles [2,900 km] to the East

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Clarke County

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Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the East

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Jefferson County

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Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the East

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De Soto Parish

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Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Aroostook County

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Distance: About 2,406 miles [3,872.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ionia County

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Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the East

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Attala County

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Distance: About 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km] to the East Southeast

Copiah County

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Distance: About 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Nuckolls County

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Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Chenango County

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Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Carteret County

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Distance: About 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the East

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Harrison County

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Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the East

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Lancaster County

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Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Newberry County

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Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the East

York County

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Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the East

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Carroll County

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Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the East Southeast

Marshall County

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Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the East Southeast

Pickett County

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Distance: About 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km] to the East Southeast

Warren County

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Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Cass County

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Distance: About 1,641 miles [2,640.9 km] to the East Southeast

Harrison County

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Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East Southeast

Montague County

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Distance: About 1,471 miles [2,367.3 km] to the East Southeast

Rains County

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Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Bedford County

Our profile page for Smyrna, Bedford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bedford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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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.

Beverly   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Smyrna   [Map]
Doris   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ginger   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Helen   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Levering   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Low Gap   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nancy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pierce   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Royal City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Susie   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Vantage   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Smyrna. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8393, Longitude: -119.6623     [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 338.632 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.785 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.078 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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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