Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics.
Location. 36° 58.905′ N, 76° 37.918′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 258) and South Mason Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Ivy Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Smithfield Liquid Maze (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bennett’s Plantation (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
More about this marker. The background watercolor depicts 18th century activities around the Courthouse. On the left is a photograph of the house that removed during restoration of the Courthouse. It carries the caption, "Around 1812, Dr. Robert Butler ingeniously constructed his home over and around the old courthouse, without altering or enlarging the original brick walls."
Also see . . .
1. Isle of Wight Courthouse. Preservation Virginia (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.