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Eli Smith

  Texas Historical Markers
6600 Smithfiled Rd., N. Richland Hills, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 52' 5.178972", -97° 12' 41.154444"
    Texas State
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     A native of Missouri, Eli Smith moved to Texas in 1859 with his parents. They settled in this part of Tarrant County, and in 1868 Smith married Sarah J. Hightower. About 1876 Smith donated part of his farmland to the community, then known as Zion, for a Methodist church and cemetery. Residents of the area honored Smith for his generosity and community service by renaming the settlement Smithfield. Smith remained an active Mason and a successful farmer until his sudden death shortly before his thirty-first birthday. He is buried at this site.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Eli Smith Historical Marker Location Map, N. Richland Hills, Texas