Smithfield Historic District (Virginia)

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Smithfield Historic District
Smithfield mansion on main.JPG
Thomas House (1889), Smithfield Historic District, June 2010
Smithfield Historic District (Virginia) is located in Virginia
Smithfield Historic District (Virginia)
Location Roughly bounded by Pagan River, Little Creek, and town line, Smithfield, Virginia
Coordinates 36°58′53″N 76°37′56″W / 36.98139°N 76.63222°W / 36.98139; -76.63222Coordinates: 36°58′53″N 76°37′56″W / 36.98139°N 76.63222°W / 36.98139; -76.63222
Area 200 acres (81 ha)
Built by Rand, William
Architectural style Georgian, Romanesque, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73002022[1]
VLR # 300-0087
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 2, 1973
Designated VLR February 20, 1973[2]

Smithfield Historic District is a national historic district located at Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. It encompasses 289 contributing buildings and 2 contributing structures in the historic downtown and surrounding residential areas of Smithfield. There are 211 houses, 37 commercial buildings, 1 warehouse, 4 churches, 10 barns, 1 smokehouse, 23 garages, 1 farm office, 1 colonial kitchen, and 2 corncrib structures. Notable buildings include the original county clerk's office (1799), county jail, Wentworth-Barrett House (c. 1752), Wentworth-Grinnan House (c. 1780), King-Atkinson House (c. 1800), Smith-Morrison House (1770s), Hayden Hall (c. 1810, c. 1846), Boykin House (c. 1876), Goodrich House (1886), Thomas House (1889), Smithfield Academy (1827), Christ Episcopal Church (1832, 1892), and Hill Street Baptist Church (1923). Located in the district and separately listed are the Old Isle of Wight Courthouse, Smithfield Inn, Windsor Castle Farm, and P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., House.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Nancy Born (April 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Smithfield Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Smithfield Isle of Wight Tourism Bureau Walking Guide of Smithfield Historic District

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