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Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Windsor Castle Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. Welcome to Windsor Castle Park Marker
Inscription.  
The Park Story - Located in the heart of downtown Smithfield, Windsor Castle Park is a 208-acre riverside park. Dedicated in May of 2010, the park features a woodland trail system, picnic and open area space, dog park, kayak/canoe launch, fishing pier, mountain bike path, scenic overlooks and the historic manor house – Windsor Castle. The purchase of land for the creation of this park was made possible through the generous contribution of Mr. Joseph W. Luter, III, founder and former CEO of Smithfield Foods.

Historic Manor House & Grounds
Windsor Castle Farm was originally part of a 1450 acre parcel patented in 1637 by Arthur Smith, an ancestor of the town's founder, Arthur Smith IV. The restoration of the house and outbuildings began in 2017. The result is a beautiful event venue and interpretive spaces that show life as it was in the early 19th century.
 
Erected by Smithfield Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial Era

Welcome to Windsor Castle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. Welcome to Windsor Castle Park Marker
Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 58.696′ N, 76° 37.479′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Jericho Road 0.2 miles north of Kayak Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Jericho Rd, Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farm Manager's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen and Laundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Longleaf Pine in Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liquid Maze (approx. ¼ mile away); Smithfield (approx. ¼ mile away); The Todd House & the First Smithfield Ham (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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