“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Smithfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Smithfield Marker
Inscription. The town was established in 1752. The Masonic Hall was built in 1753. Benedict Arnold occupied the town, January 15, 1781. At Cherry Grove Landing near by, skirmishing took place on April 13-15, 1864, and the Confederates made a daring capture of a Union vessel on December 5, 1864.
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-243.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 58.926′ N, 76° 37.414′ W. Marker was in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker was at the intersection of Benns Church Road (U.S. 258) and Church Street South, on the right on Benns Church Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Battle of Smithfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Smithfield (about 300 feet away); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ivy Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight (approx. half a mile away); Liquid Maze
S Church St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. S Church St (facing west)
(approx. half a mile away); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithfield.
More about this marker. This marker has been relocated to the south side of South Church Street.
Categories. Political Subdivisions
S Church St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. S Church St (facing east)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of masonic hall • Photo of town hall • Can you help?
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