Smithtown, New York: Whisper, the Smithtown Bull

A bronze monument to a shrewd Yankee who duped some Indians. 14 feet tall, weighs five tons. Unveiled in Spring 1941.

Address:
2 Smithtown Rd, Smithtown, NY
Directions:
On the western edge of town, at the intersection of Hwy 25A and the Jericho Turnpike.
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Smithtown Bull.

The Smithtown Bull

To view the Smithtown Bull, there is a small spot to park on West Jericho Turnpike.

[Malisa, 01/30/2013]
The Smithtown Bull

The 14-foot-tall bull was unveiled atop a new concrete pedestal on May 10, 1941, at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Route 25A.

[John Smith, 10/18/2004]

This now-green-with-age bronze bull was erected in honor of Richard Smith, founder of Smithtown. He allegedly got the land by bargaining with the Indians that he could keep whatever acreage he could cover on the back of a bull in one day.


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