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In Memory of  Humphrey Smith (1774-1857)
Founder of Smith's Mill, 1822

Link: The Humphrey Smith Story

Humphrey Smith Grave Stone

“Here lies Humphrey Smith, who was in favor
of human rights, universal liberty,
equal and exact justice, no union with
slaveholders, free States, free people,
union of States and one and universal republic.”

Part of Epitaph, written by Humphrey Smith, on his grave stone.

(Photo Credit: Peter Vanderhoorn)

Link for Full Text of Epitaph on
Humphrey Smith Grave Stone



Interesting Fact:

From 1822, when Smith's Mill officially became a town, until 1837,
when more western territories officially became part of the United States,
we were the WESTERN-MOST city in the country!
All thanks to where Humphrey Smith decided to build his mill.

(Platte County was not part of Missouri at the time, and Clay County extended north to the Iowa line.)

Visitors and new members always welcome . . .

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