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Smithfield Blacksmith Shop

— Historic Smithfield Plantation —

 
 
Smithfield Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 25, 2020
1. Smithfield Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  Upon his death in 1783, a set of "Smith's Tools” were listed in Col. WM. Preston's estate. Blacksmithing kept the plantation's horses, mules & oxen shod and its numerous farming "utensils" in good working order.
 
Erected by Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution District VII.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 37° 13.1′ N, 80° 25.867′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Smithfield Plantation Road, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of the Historic Smithfield Plantation. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Ballard Preston (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty and Justice for All (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots (within shouting
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distance of this marker); 1820 Slave Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaves' Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of The Law Offices Of Wm. Ballard Preston (within shouting distance of this marker); Smithfield Plantation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Smithfield Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 25, 2020
2. Smithfield Blacksmith Shop Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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