Smithtown, North Carolina

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Smithtown
Unincorporated community
Smithtown is located in North Carolina
Smithtown
Smithtown
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°14′15″N 80°34′56″W / 36.23750°N 80.58222°W / 36.23750; -80.58222Coordinates: 36°14′15″N 80°34′56″W / 36.23750°N 80.58222°W / 36.23750; -80.58222
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Yadkin
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Smithtown is an unincorporated community in northern Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States. Located in the North Fall Creek Township, it was chartered in 1925 and named for three Smith Brothers who operated a small furniture factory and cabinet shop there.[1] The community is in the East Bend ZIP code area. Until 1909 a post office known as Poindexter – named after early settlers C.W. Poindexter, a postmaster, and S.A. Poindexter – served the area.

Smithtown was once on a main route linking Winston to Boonville. Today the community, centered on Smithtown Road, includes several historic homes. Prominent landmarks include two Methodist Churches that are less than a mile apart, Prospect United Methodist Church, which was organized in 1830, and New Home UMC, which was first built in 1885. Both churches used the same building from 1867-1885, but had separate pastors – Prospect was part of Methodist Episcopal Church, South and New Home the Methodist Episcopal Church.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Illustrated History of Yadkin County, 1850-1980," by W.E. Rutledge Jr., Page 38
  2. ^ Neighbors and Us, by Irma Matthews Robertson, Pages 18-19