Smithfield Historical

Smithfield Historical (HM1UQH)

Location: Smithfield, VA 23430 Isle of Wight County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.93', W 76° 37.476'

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Smithfield, incorporated in 1752, became a busy colonial port and was county seat of Isle of Wight through 1800. British troops under Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold occupied the town on 15 Jan 1781. During the Civil War, a two-day naval engagement concluded on 1 Feb. 1864 when Confederates captured and destroyed the Federal gunboat Smith Briggs on the Pagan River. Smithfield emerged as a center of the meat-packing industry in the 19th century and became famous for its hams. The Smithfield Historic District is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 355410 N 4094127
Decimal Degrees36.98216667, -76.62460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.93', W 76° 37.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 55.8" N, 76° 37' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 379 S Church St, Smithfield VA 23430, US
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