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Smithfield Real Estate

The quiet town of Historic Smithfield, founded in 1752, offers something for everyone, with boutique shops and exceptional dining experiences in an old-fashioned setting.

Smithfield is often referred to as the Ham Capital of the World because of its famous hams which are exported worldwide by Fortune 500 Company “Smithfield Foods.” Visitors can take a leisurely self-guided tour of the town’s 60 historic homes that feature Colonial, Federal and Victorian architecture, or they can visit the Isle of Wight Museum to learn more about a past that dates back nearly as far as the earliest settlement of the United States.

For history buffs, attractions in and around Smithfield include Historic Fort Huger, the Schoolhouse Museum, the Old Courthouse of 1750, Historic St. Luke’s Church (the oldest existing church of English foundation in America and the country’s only surviving original brick Gothic church), Fort Boykin Historic Park, and Boykin’s Tavern Museum.

Located in Isle of Wight County, Smithfield has a population of just over 8,000 and is approximately 10.1 square miles in size. Smithfield offers residents a small-town atmosphere, affordable housing, a historic downtown, and a new state-of-the-art community/conference center – The Smithfield Center.

For those looking for a little modern culture or community spirit, free concerts sponsored by the local newspaper are held in the town’s gazebo and an authentic farmers market runs every Saturday during the summer.

Smithfield is located just a few miles across the James River Bridge from Newport News and is easily accessible to all of the Hampton Roads area.  Check out “one of the prettiest towns in Virginia,” as noted by The Virginia Review, with one of our Realtors.

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