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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smith Crossing.

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How Far From Smith Crossing to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smith Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smith Crossing to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Smith Crossing to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,007 miles [9,667.3 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 6,720 miles [10,814.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,595 miles [7,394.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Crossing ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Smith Crossing.

While the name Smith Crossing is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Oxford County

Our profile page for Smith Crossing, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast


Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Smith Crossing, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northwest

North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Smith Crossing, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith Crossing ...

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.

Clover Run (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Smith Crossing   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Flora (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harpertown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Junior   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leadsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadowville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Parsons   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasure Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Read   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Stringtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Texas (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Bend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Weaver   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Smith Crossing. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Smith Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0543, Longitude: -79.8176     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Crossing 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 Smith Crossing 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 309.541 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.842 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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