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(Marion County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Smithville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 170 miles [273.6 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 5,998 miles [9,652.8 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 6,713 miles [10,803.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,588 miles [7,383.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithville ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Smithville.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Smithville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Chilton County

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

Henry County

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

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Smithville, Craighead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Southwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Smithville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Smithville, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,222 miles [3,576 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Putnam County

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

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Georgia

Lee County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Ottawa County

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

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Bullitt County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bullitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Southwest

Vernon Parish

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

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Smithville, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Southeast

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Southeast

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Smithville, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East

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New York

Genesee County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Smithville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the South

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Smithville, Geauga County
This community is historic.
Although located in Geauga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County
This community is historic.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Northwest

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Smithville
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

Butler County

Our profile page for Smithville, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Smithville, Abbeville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the South Southwest

Sumter County

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

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South Dakota

Meade County

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

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Tennessee

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Smithville, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the West Southwest

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Millard County

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

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Smithville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithville ...

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.

Crown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Smithville   [Map]
Dakota   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Edna   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Everettville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fort Grand   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grant Town   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hoodsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jordan   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lowsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Montana   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Harmony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Paw Paw   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Smithville. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Smithville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Smithville

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 that starts in Smithville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5531, Longitude: -80.1195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville 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 Smithville 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 309.704 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.602 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.798 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Smithville 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>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 Smithville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithville.



 
 
 

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