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Welcome to Smithfield ...
The location of Smithfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Smithfield, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Smithfield has a population of 8,545 people<3> (see below for details).
Smithfield is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Smithfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Smithfield is within the (757) area code.
Websites for Smithfield ...
Official Website: www.co.smithfield.va.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithfield had an population of 8,545 people. This is an increase of 5.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.12% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Smithfield had a population of 8,089 people (which is 22.93% of the total population of Isle of Wight County). This makes Smithfield the county's most populous community.
The population of Smithfield represents 0.1% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,089 people, the population of Smithfield increased 27.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,324 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Smithfield.
Communities Also Named Smithfield ...
While we believe that this Smithfield is located in Isle of Wight County, we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Smithfield. Those communities are located in the following counties: Radford City and Russell County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 42 communities that are also named Smithfield - they are located in Alabama (3), Alberta, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2) and West Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smithfield.
Communities near Smithfield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smithfield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smithfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithfield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smithfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithfield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithfield. See our Newspapers Page for Smithfield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithfield ...
Looking for more information about Smithfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Smithfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smithfield.
Adding Smithfield to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Smithfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Smithfield was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Smithfield on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Smithfield.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Smithfield: www.co.smithfield.va.us/
The official website for Isle of Wight County: www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Sep 2023