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2022 is our Two Hundreth Anniversary

Smithville's first permanent settlers were Humphrey and Nancy Smith and their children, who arrived in 1822, soon after Missouri was admitted into the United   States.  They built a mill and attempted to make a living on the western border of     the  U.S.  Platte County was still part of Indian Territory.  Fort Leavenworth had       yet to be established.

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Link: The Humphrey Smith Story

Humphrey Smith Grave Visit 

3 pm on June 19, 2021

“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


Visitors and new members always welcome . . .

Smithville Historical Society
Smithville, MO  |  64089