Smithers is a city in West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. Almost all of the city is in Fayette County, with a very small part in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 904 (901 in Fayette County, 3 in Kanawha County). The small river city is noted for having a rich cultural history related to both its coal mining and Italian-American heritages.
Smithers is located at 38°10′39″N 81°18′23″W / 38.1775°N 81.30639°W / 38.1775; -81.30639 (38.177389, -81.306269).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.