Introduction to Smithfield, Utah
Smithfield was first settled in October 1859 by Robert and John Thornley and Seth Langton. Additional settlers arrived in 1860. The area was originally named Summit. It was surveyed by Jessie Fox in March 1860. The area was named in honor of John Glover Smith, the Mormon bishop. A day school was established in Smithfield in 1881. The city is located in Cache County, which was created in 1856.
Smithfield and nearby Attractions
- Summit Park Golf Course
- Cache Valley Fun Park
- Sherwood Hills
- American West Heritage Center
- Hyrum State Park
- Golden Spike National Historic Site
Things To Do In Smithfield
While in Smithfield one can visit the American West Heritage Center, Golden Spike National Historic Site, and Hyrum State Park. The Summit Park Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Cache Valley Fun Park is also a popular tourist destination. It takes only a few minutes driving to reach the Sherwood Hills. In addition, the city organizes a number of recreational programs and events throughout the year.
Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.
Smithfield Higher Education
Utah State University, Idaho State University, and Weber State University provide higher education in the area.