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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Smithville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Smithville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Smithville is located in Ritchie County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

Below are the counties that are near Smithville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Smithville:

  • Ritchie County     (The home county of Smithville)
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<3>
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<3>
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<3>
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Braxton County
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<3>
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<3>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<3>
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
  • Doddridge County
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<3>
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
    • Smithburg [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithburg
      • Smithburg [Doddridge County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithburg
  • Gilmer County
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
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      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
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      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
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    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
    • Baldwin [Gilmer County]
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      • Baldwin [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
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    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
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      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
  • Harrison County
    • Salem [Harrison County]
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      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Bristol [Harrison County]
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
  • Jackson County
    • Liverpool [Jackson County]
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      • Liverpool [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Kenna [Jackson County]
  • Lewis County
    • Hurst [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurst
      • Hurst [Lewis County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurst
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<3>
  • Pleasants County
    • Hebron [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Pleasants County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • DeLong [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeLong
      • DeLong [Pleasants County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeLong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeLong
    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<3>
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
  • Roane County
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
  • Tyler County
    • Plum Run [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Tyler County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • McKim [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKim
      • McKim [Tyler County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKim
    • Big Moses [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Moses
      • Big Moses [Tyler County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Moses
    • Adonis [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adonis
      • Adonis [Tyler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adonis
    • Friendly [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly
      • Friendly [Tyler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<3>
    • Sistersville [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
      • Sistersville [Tyler County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
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    • Paden City [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden City
      • Paden City [Tyler County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paden City<3>
  • Wetzel County
    • Pine Grove [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Wetzel County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<3>
    • Smithfield [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Wetzel County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
  • Wirt County
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
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      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<3>
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Palestine [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Wirt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
  • Wood County
    • Slate [Wood County]
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      • Slate [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Kanawha [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Wood County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Parkers Towne [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Towne
      • Parkers Towne [Wood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkers Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Towne
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Parkersburg [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkersburg
      • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<3>
    • Boaz [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
      • Boaz [Wood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vienna [Wood County]
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      • Vienna [Wood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williamstown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
      • Williamstown [Wood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,860 people
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    • Lubeck [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lubeck
      • Lubeck [Wood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
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    • Washington [Wood County]
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      • Washington [Wood County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Athens County (OH)
    • Coolville [Athens County]
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      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<3>
  • Meigs County (OH)
  • Monroe County (OH)
    • Sardis [Monroe County]
    • Antioch [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Graysville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Washington County (OH)
    • Newell Run [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newell Run
      • Newell Run [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
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    • Yankeeburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeeburg
      • Yankeeburg [Washington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
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    • Sandhill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
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    • Deucher [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deucher
      • Deucher [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
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    • Grandview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
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    • Belpre [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belpre
      • Belpre [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<3>
    • Matamoras [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
      • Matamoras [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marietta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Washington County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,364 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<3>
    • Lower Salem [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Salem
      • Lower Salem [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lowell [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Smithville, see our County-by-County Page for Smithville.

Newspapers Published in Smithville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Smithville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Smithville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Smithville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ayers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ayers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ayers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Westfall Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westfall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfall Cemetery
  • Cunningham Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunningham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Haught Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haught Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hardman Chapel Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hardman Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Frederick Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fox Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hatfield Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hatfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Reeves Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reeves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • King Knob Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Knob Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Morris Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fluharty Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fluharty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saunders Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saunders Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Betheny Churchyard Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Betheny Churchyard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Smithville, with the one closest to Smithville listed first.

  • Smithville [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
    • Smithville [Ritchie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smithville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
  • Goffs [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffs
    • Goffs [Ritchie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goffs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffs
  • Freed [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freed
    • Freed [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freed had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freed
  • Hartley [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
    • Hartley [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
  • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Hazelgreen [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelgreen
    • Hazelgreen [Ritchie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hazelgreen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelgreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Big Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
      • Big Springs [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nobe [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobe
      • Nobe [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nobe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobe
    • Burnt House [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt House
      • Burnt House [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burnt House had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oxbow [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxbow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cokeleys [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeleys
      • Cokeleys [Ritchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokeleys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Munday [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munday
      • Munday [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Munday had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munday
    • Bigbend [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigbend
      • Bigbend [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigbend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigbend
    • Lawford [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawford
      • Lawford [Ritchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lawford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawford
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
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      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Smithville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 425 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cairo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Smithville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithville ...

While our initial data about Smithville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Smithville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Smithville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Smithville:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Smithville. See our Misc Page for Smithville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0740, Longitude: -81.0943       In this case, the coordinates for Smithville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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