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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Smithtown 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 Smithtown to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smithtown to Morgantown, 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 166 miles [267.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,995 miles [9,648 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 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,586 miles [7,380.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithtown ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Smithtown.

While the name Smithtown is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Southwest

Mississippi

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Southwest

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Smithtown   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Hunterdon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Hunterdon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southeast

Perquimans County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Perquimans County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the South

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Bledsoe County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Bledsoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Smithtown, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithtown ...

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.

Booth   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Smithtown   [Map]
Crown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edna   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Everettville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flaggy Meadow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Forksburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fort Grand   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jordan   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Falls   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lowsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Montana   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Harmony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
National   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Richwood (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 Smithtown. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Smithtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<8>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Smithtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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About Monongalia County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Smithtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithtown) 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 Smithtown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smithtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5295, Longitude: -80.0417     [Map].

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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 Smithtown 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 309.657 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.772 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Smithtown 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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<8>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: findagrave.com.

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