Thursday, January 17, 2008

51 Reasons to Live in Smithfield Virginia

“The Ham Capital of the World”

Award-Winning Police Department Local farmer’s markets

Best preserved of Virginia Colonial Seaports
Quaint historic downtown
18th & 19th Century architecture
10.1 square miles in size
The Smithfield Center - new state-of-the-art community center
Smithfield Packing Plant
Smithfield Ham
Located on the Pagan River
Cypress Creek Golf Club
Camptown Park-15-acre athletic facility
Year-round Christmas Store
Carrollton Nike Park
Fishing pier and boat ramps
Fort Boykin Historic Park self-guided
tour recounting history from 1623
Skating Rink
Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor
Smithfield Station Waterfront Inn and Marina
Volunteer Fire Department
Isle of Wight County Museum
Smithfield Flower Shop
Victorian home lined streets
James River waterfront homes
Bed & Breakfasts
World’s Largest Ham Biscuit
awarded by Guinness World
Roadside Seafood Stands
St. Luke’s Church… circa 1632
Celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2002
Dr. May’s Veterinary Hospital
Boykin’s Tavern Museum
Smithfield Little Theater
Smithfield “Olden Days”
Small community of Rescue
Antique shopping
County Fair
Hattie Drummond House… circa 1858 which now serves as the Visitors’ Center
Schoolhouse Museum... circa 1932
Smithfield Garden Center
Saint Paul’s Church
Fish Fry’s
Christmas Parade
Smithfield Station
The Old Courthouse of 1750 located on Main Street
Battle of Smithfield took place in the middle of Main Street
Isle of Wight Courthouse of 1800
Smithfield Walking Tours
Population approximately 7,000
Brown’s Marina
Gatling Point Marina
Horseback Riding & Carriage Rides