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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Smithfield is approximately 277 (1990), 230 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 116 (1990), 94 (2010).
The amount of land area in Smithfield is 1.23 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Smithfield to Washington DC is 736 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Smithfield is positioned 40.47 degrees north of the equator and 90.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Smithfield houses the historic Red Brick School. This building was built in the early 1900's beginning as a complete elementary through high school. eventually, this school was used solely for elementary school. In the early 1990's, the Red Brick Schoolhouse was converted into a museum. It is opened frequently throughout the year.

Smithfield is also the home to two churches. The Smithfield Nazarene Church located on Main St. and Brock United Methodist Church. The BUM Church is a historic building. The original bell tower is still attached.
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Rural Smithfield was once a hideout for the infamous Jesse James.

Smithfield also is the home to the spoon river scenic drive the first two weekends in October. This is the same Spoon River as Edgar Lee Masters writes about in his Spoon River Anthology.
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