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From: Wilson Roberts <>
Subject: Re: [NCROOTS] Smithville, NC
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 16:54:28 -0700

According to the N.C. Gazetteer, on page 460, It says.....
Smithville. See Southport.
Just below that, it says Smithville Township, s Brunswich Co.
On page 466, it shows Southport, town, se Brunswick Co., on Cape Fear
River. Fort Johnson, built here 1748 - 64. The town began to develop
in 1792 and was named Smithville for General Benjamin Smith (1751 -
1826) Inc 1805 and made county seat 1808, untill a new government
center opened near Bolivia, 1978. Name changed to Southport in 1889
because it was the most southerly seaport in the state. Alt. 26.
Hope this helps
Will in Phoenix

On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:37:12 EST, you wrote:

>Does anyone know where Smithville, NC is located? I was thinking Smithfield,
>but that is not correct.

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