Smithfield, Virginia: Pork-Proud Town Founders

The founders of Smithfield Foods, Joseph W. Luter, Sr., Jr., and III, are honored with bronze statues at the site where their ham empire began. IV currently runs the company.

Address:
100 Luter Drive, Smithfield, VA
Directions:
North edge of town. From VA-10/N. Church St. turn east into the parking lot for Smithfield Center. Drive to the back of the lot. You'll see the statues straight ahead in a little park, standing in a circle.
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Pork Proud Town Founders.

Pork Proud Town Founders

The bronze statues of the founders of Smithfield Foods are in a new location. Everything in Smithfield is about pigs -- except for the oldest peanut at the nearby museum.

[S Winston, 10/26/2019]

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