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Near Selma in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Smithfield

 
 
Smithfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
1. Smithfield Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest organized settlements in Delaware County, Smithfield was platted by David Stout and William Duncan March 12, 1830. Its position on White River was considered advantageous as a trading point, and it thrived as such until the first railroad in the early 1850s diverted trade to Selma, a mile north, The site was first settled in the 1820s around a mill erected by Stout.
 
Erected 1971 by Delaware County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 10.137′ N, 85° 16.103′ W. Marker is near Selma, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 625 and County Road 1167, on the right when traveling south on County Road 625. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2615 South County Road 625 East, Selma IN 47383, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1827 (approx. 3 miles away); Uten-Ink (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hemingray Glass Company (approx. 5.3 miles away); Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Smithfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
2. Smithfield Marker
full view of marker in side yard of home at crossroads
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Delaware County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); W.A. McNaughton Building (approx. 6.8 miles away); This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk (approx. 6.9 miles away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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