H.B. Smith purchased the old village of Shreveville in 1865 and renamed it “Smithville.” The map of Shreveville, which accompanied the notice of sale, depicts three rows of houses. Shortly after Smith purchased the property, he razed the . . . — — Map (db m92460) HM
Village on the Rancocas Creek The industrial history of this site goes back to the days of the early colonists who set up sawmills and gristmills, harnessing the natural power of the Rancocas Creek. In the 1830s, the Shreve Brothers, Jonathan . . . — — Map (db m92459) HM
H.B. Smith’s machinery warehouse was the largest structure in the lower village. It stood across the main road from the Smithville railroad station.
The construction of new houses on Forest Avenue in the lower village took place in 1886. These new . . . — — Map (db m92457) HM
The Burlington County Railroad completed its line to Pembarton in 1861. The benefits of the railroad had a great influence on the village of Smithville. The route provided access to Philadelphia with only an hour’s ride and connections to Boston and . . . — — Map (db m92456) HM