The Smithfield Review publishes studies in the history of the region west of the Blue Ridge and is published annually, in the spring, by the Smithfield-Preston Foundation, Blacksburg, Virginia, in cooperation with Virginia Tech Libraries and the Department of History, Virginia Tech. Current issues are available at The Smithfield Review.

Recent Submissions

  • Book Review: The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley 

    Costa, Tom (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2007)
    A review of the book "The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley."
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 11 

    Campbell, Hugh G. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2007)
    Studies in the history of the region west of the Blue Ridge.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 10 - Table of Contents 

    Campbell, Hugh G.; Cox, Clara; Taylor, Charles L. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    The table of contents and information about The Smithfield Review.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 10 - Back Cover 

    Campbell, Hugh G.; Cox, Clara; Taylor, Charles L. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    The back cover of The Smithfield Review.
  • Montgomery County in August 1862: A Showalter Observation 

    Robertson Jr., James I. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    This article reveals the attitude of one man with respect to being drafted as a soldier in the Civil War.
  • The Phoenix Caper — A Frontiersman Goes to Sea 

    Wills, Wirt H. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    An analysis of several accounts of John Floyd's foreign exploits.
  • Index to the first ten volumes 

    Holliman, Mary C. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    An index to volume X.
  • The Blade from the Glade 

    Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    A description of the investigation into the origin of an artifact found near Saltville, Virginia.
  • An Unexpected Enemy and the Turn of the Tide: Andrew Creswell's King's Mountain Letter 

    Gilliam, Hubert; Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    A brief history of the Battle of King's Mountain in the Revolutionary War and the surrounding controversy.
  • Growth and Independence of Methodist Congregations in Blacksburg, Virginia 

    Donald, Christopher Ross (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    A description of the birth of Methodism in Blacksburg and the rapid changes during and soon after the Civil War.
  • Mineral Fights — Civil War Battles for Southwestern Virginia's Lead and Salt 

    Whisonant, Robert C. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 1998)
    Dr. Whisonant, a professor of Geology at Radford University, relates the crucial role of Virginia's geology resources in the Civil War.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 10 - A Note from the Editors 

    Cox, Clara; Taylor, Charles L. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    A note from the editors describing the content of this volume.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 10 - Book Review 

    Costa, Tom (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    A review of the book "In the Presence of Mine Enemies:War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863."
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 10 

    Campbell, Hugh G. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
    Studies in the history of the region west of the Blue Ridge.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 9 - Table of Contents 

    Campbell, Hugh G.; Cox, Clara; Modlin, Charles E.; Taylor, Charles L. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    The table of contents and information about The Smithfield Review.
  • John Preston Sheffey and the Civil War in Southwestern Virginia 

    Robertson Jr., James I. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    Sheffey wrote a long sequence of revealing letters that were only recently discovered and published. The article is particularly appropriate for this journal because John Preston Sheffey was the great-grandson of Colonel ...
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 9 - Back Cover 

    Campbell, Hugh G.; Cox, Clara; Modlin, Charles E.; Taylor, Charles L. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    The back cover of The Smithfield Review.
  • Old Deeds Tell A New Story 

    McNeil, Robert B. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    A study providing insight into the old sixteen squares and their pre-Civil War history.
  • The Devil, The Weaver's Bonny, and Alfreda Pell: Exploring the Roots of an Ancient Virginia Folk Ballad 

    Long, John (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    An examination of an old ballad that provides a tangible link between Virginia's mountain culture and its English/Scottish routes.
  • The Smithfield Review, vol. 9 - Index 

    Holliman, Mary C. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2005)
    An index to volume IX.

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