The history of Smithtown is documented in numerous publications, where the simple version known to most people is the legend of Richard Smythe and his bull ride. That story, "Here's to the bull and Richard Smythe..." and the more factual account "How Richard Smythe acquired Smithtown from Lyon Gardner in 1663...." are available on line.Both articles were prepared by Bradley Harris our Town Historian.
To access more information ,enter 'history of Smithtown' into the Smithtown library's web site search page and you will be presented with some 113 responses.The library is accessible from our Links page. Google 'history of Smithtown' and find 64 pages of entries.
Lastly, Smithtown Government Telivision has produced numerous programs on 'Historic Smithtown' including specific episodes on Historical Society Builbings.To access these audio/visual presentations, link to Smithtown Government Television with a click here on http://www.smithtowngtv.org/tagged/Historic Smithtown
FIVE ARTICLES ABOUT JUDGE JOHN LAWRENCE SMITH AND HIS FAMILY BY BRAD HARRIS
The five daughters of Judge John Lawrence Smith.
Judge John Lawrence Smith's daughters tie the matrimonial knot.