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

Joseph W. Luter, III

Windsor Castle Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
1. Joseph W. Luter, III Marker
Inscription.  In recognition of Joseph W. Luter, III for his generosity and loyalty to the town of Smithfield and its citizens. Joseph W. Luter, III, a Smithfield native, has been a generous benefactor to the Town of Smithville. Highly regarded throughout the meat industry as a visionary, he elevated Smithfield Foods to Fortune 200 status during his tenure as President, CEO and Chairman of the company.

Windsor Castle Park consists of 208 acres, part of a 1,450 acre parcel patented in 1637 by Arthur Smith, for whom the Town of Smithfield was named.

Mr. Luter’s vision made possible the acquisition of this historically significant property for public use. This vision is reflected in Windsor Castle Park where he constructed 3.9 miles of walking trails, kayak launch, dog park, fishing pier and pedestrian bridges, all of which he subsequently donated to the Town of Smithfield.

This generous gift by Joseph W. Luter, III, will be enjoyed by future generations. May 22, 2010.
 
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Joseph W. Luter, III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
2. Joseph W. Luter, III Marker
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36° 58.633′ N, 76° 37.654′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Jericho Road. The marker is located in Windsor Castle Park. 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 walking distance of this marker. History of Longleaf Pine in Virginia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farm Manager's Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Windsor Castle Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchen and Laundry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smokehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Liquid Maze (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bricks in the Crosswalk (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
Windsor Castle Park-Kayak Launch image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
3. Windsor Castle Park-Kayak Launch
Windsor Castle Park-Old house image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
4. Windsor Castle Park-Old house
Windsor Castle Park map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
5. Windsor Castle Park map
Windsor Castle Park-Funding Project image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 20, 2016
6. Windsor Castle Park-Funding Project
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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