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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Smith Village 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 Smith Village 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 Village to:

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Smith Village to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,034 miles [9,710.8 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Village ...

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

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Smith Village, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East

Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Smith Village, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the West

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Smith Village, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith Village ...

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.

Butchersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Smith Village   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Pricetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smith Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smith Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0540, Longitude: -80.4709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Village 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 Village 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 309.937 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.126 degrees.

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