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1890 Communities Near Smithville ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Smithville had a population of 154 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Berea   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Berea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bigbend   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt House   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smithville
 - Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cairo   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantwell   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithville
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cisco   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - Cisco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cokeleys   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Smithville
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Freed   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smithville
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goffs   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantsville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 538 people in 2016)
 - Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,750 people in 2016)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartley   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithville
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazelgreen   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 4 people
 - Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henrietta   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithville
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawford   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Smithville
 - Lawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munday   (Wirt County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithville
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newberne   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Newberne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nobe   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithville
 - Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxbow   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithville
 - Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pullman   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 142 people in 2016)
 - Pullman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rusk   (Ritchie County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithville
 - Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tanner   (Gilmer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Tanner had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Pine   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Smithville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - White Pine had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Smithville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 39.0740, Longitude: -81.0943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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