Smithfield is an incorporated town in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 6,324. It is growing rapidly- with the new neighborhood Eagle Harbor which was started in 2002.
The town, originally founded in the 17th century as a seaport, is most famous for the curing and production of ham. The Virginia General Assembly passed a statute defining Smithfield ham by law in 1926.
Today, Smithfield Foods, a Fortune 500 Company which owns Smithfield Packing Company and others, is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The company, based in Smithfield, processes 20 million hogs and raises 12 million annually.
(excerpt taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield%2C_VA)
REAL ESTATE TAX RATES
The Real Estate rate is 16 cents per $100.
(rates taken from http://www.smithfieldva.gov/tres.html)