Bearing the name of 1820s settler Humphrey “Yankee” Smith, the city of Smithville now boasts a population that has nearly doubled this century to almost 10,000 residents. In 1824, Smith built Smith’s Mill on the Little Platte River — and the rest, as they say, is history.
Bearing the name of 1820s settler Humphrey “Yankee” Smith, the city of Smithville now boasts a population that has nearly doubled this century to almost 10,000 residents. In 1824, Smith built Smith’s Mill on the Little Platte River — and the rest, as they say, is history. Susan Pfannmuller Special to the Star
Bearing the name of 1820s settler Humphrey “Yankee” Smith, the city of Smithville now boasts a population that has nearly doubled this century to almost 10,000 residents. In 1824, Smith built Smith’s Mill on the Little Platte River — and the rest, as they say, is history. Susan Pfannmuller Special to the Star

From Smith’s Mill to Smithville, this Clay County town continues to grow

January 24, 2017 12:00 PM