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

Smithfield

 
 
Smithfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Smithfield Marker
Inscription. The town was established in 1752. The Masonic Hall was built in 1753. Benedict Arnold occupied the town, January 15, 1781. At Cherry Grove Landing near by, skirmishing took place on April 13-15, 1864, and the Confederates made a daring capture of a Union vessel on December 5, 1864.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-243.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 36° 58.926′ N, 76° 37.414′ W. Marker was in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker was at the intersection of Benns Church Road (U.S. 258) and Church Street South, on the right on Benns Church Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Battle of Smithfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Smithfield (about 300 feet away); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ivy Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight (approx. half
S Church St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. S Church St (facing west)
a mile away); Liquid Maze (approx. half a mile away); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been relocated to the south side of South Church Street.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
S Church St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. S Church St (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of masonic hall • Photo of town hall • Can you help?
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