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Our Genealogy Helper for Smoot ...

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 Smoot (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 Smoot. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Smoot is located in Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

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

  • Greenbrier County     (The home county of Smoot)
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<2>
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
  • Fayette County
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Hilton Village [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<2>
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
  • Summers County
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
  • Covington City (VA)
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County (VA)
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<2>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Smoot ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smoot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smoot, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smoot.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Smoot:

  • 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Smoot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smoot.

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 Smoot covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Richardson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richardson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richardson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson Cemetery
  • At The End Of The Trail Cemetery
  • Wallace Memorial Cemetery
  • Old Amwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Amwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Amwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Amwell Cemetery
  • Harrah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harrah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrah Cemetery
  • William Thomas Lowry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William Thomas Lowry Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the William Thomas Lowry Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • William Thomas Lowry Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Smoot.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on William Thomas Lowry Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • White Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the White Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • White Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Family Cemetery
    • Henson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Henson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henson Cemetery
    • Hanger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hanger Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanger Cemetery
    • Wickline Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wickline Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wickline Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wickline Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickline Cemetery
    • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
      • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot.
      • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hicks Cemetery
      • Hix Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
    • Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
    • Patton Cemetery
    • Coffman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coffman Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffman Cemetery
    • Old Stone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Stone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Stone Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Stone Cemetery

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.<6>

While we didn't find Smoot in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smoot.

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

  • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bluff
    • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Smoot
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bluff
  • Dawson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
    • Dawson [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
  • Clintonville [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintonville
    • Clintonville [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clintonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clintonville
  • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Meadows
    • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grassy Meadows had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Meadows
  • Dennis [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smoot
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dennis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Lawn [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn
    • Lawn [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawn
  • Continue List ...
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Smoot
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Asbury [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury
      • Asbury [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smoot
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asbury<2>
    • Alta [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
      • Alta [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta
    • Hughart [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughart
      • Hughart [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hughart had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughart
    • Elton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
      • Elton [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton
    • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaker Mills
      • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Smoot
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaker Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaker Mills
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smoot
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Dale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Green Sulphur Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Sulphur Springs
      • Green Sulphur Springs [Summers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smoot
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Sulphur Springs
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Smoot
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smoot ...

While our initial data about Smoot came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Smoot 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 Smoot.

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

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smoot. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smoot) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smoot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8787, Longitude: -80.6590       In this case, the coordinates for Smoot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Smoot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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