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Welcome to Smithers ...

The city of Smithers is primarily located in Fayette County<1>. A portion of Smithers extends into Kanawha County.

The location of Smithers has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smithers has a population of 734 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smithers.

Smithers is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Smithers lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Smithers: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithers had an population of 734 people. This is a decrease of 9.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smithers had a population of 813 people. This makes Smithers the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Smithers represents 0.04% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 813 people, the population of Smithers decreased 10.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 904 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Smithers.

Communities Also Named Smithers ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Smithers - it's located in British Columbia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smithers.

Communities near Smithers ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smithers.

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Smithers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<7>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Smithers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Smithers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
  • Marmet [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
    • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Smithers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
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      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<7>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<7>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<7>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smithers. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithers.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smithers. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithers.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithers. See our Newspapers Page for Smithers.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithers ...

Looking for more information about Smithers? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Smithers, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smithers.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smithers.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithers - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithers) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1769, Longitude: -81.3048       In this case, the coordinates for Smithers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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