Smith River (Virginia)
The Smith River is a river in the U.S. states of Virginia and North Carolina. It is a tributary of the Dan River, which it joins at Eden, North Carolina. According to the United States Geological Survey, variant names are Irvin River, Irvine River, and Smiths River.
The name, Irvin comes from Alexander Irwin, an early surveyor of the area.
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- "Smith River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2006-05-12.
- Clement, Maude Carter (2004) . "Chapter II: Natural Conditions". The History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Santa Maria, California: Janaway Publishing, Inc. p. 26. ISBN 9780974195797.
The next two rivers were named Irwin and Mayo in honor of the two surveyors, Alexander Irwin and William Mayo.
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