Smoky Ordinary, Virginia

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Smoky Ordinary is an unincorporated area in Brunswick County, Virginia. [1]

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Brunswick County, Virginia county in Virginia, United States

Brunswick County is a United States county located on the southern border of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This rural county is known as one the claimants to be the namesake of Brunswick stew.

History

The name sometimes was spelled "Smokey Ordinary". [1] A post office called Smokey Ordinary was established in 1832, and remained in operation until 1964. [2] The town's first name was "Ordinary", but after it burned during the Revolutionary War, the name was prefixed with "Smok(e)y". [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Smoky Ordinary
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 121.

Coordinates: 36°49′44″N77°44′17″W / 36.8287594°N 77.7380468°W / 36.8287594; -77.7380468

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.