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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two 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:

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Smithville to Harrisville, 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 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,059 miles [9,751 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 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,650 miles [7,483.4 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 561 miles [902.8 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Smithville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Southwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Smithville, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Smithville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 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 2,180 miles [3,508.4 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 526 miles [846.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Smithville, Peoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West

Owen County

Our profile page for Smithville, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 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 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Smithville, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 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 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Smithville, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East

Caroline County

Our profile page for Smithville, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East

Kent County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Smithville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Smithville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Smithville, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

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

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Smithville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Smithville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Smithville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Smithville, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East

Burlington County

Our profile page for Smithville, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East Northeast

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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 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Smithville, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the South

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Smithville   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 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 129 miles [207.6 km] to the North Northwest

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Smithville, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Smithville, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 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 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

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

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Smithville, Abbeville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 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 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Smithville, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the West Southwest

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Smithville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 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 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Smithville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Smithville, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the West Northwest

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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' distance that stretches from Smithville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<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 310.316 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.227 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.392 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithville.