Source- Acts of General Assembly 1857
AN ACT to revive and amend an act, approved January 10th, 1851, entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Smithville, in Lawrence county.
1. Act to incorporate Smithville revived.
2. Election of town officers.
3. Act put
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, That the provisions of the act recited in the caption hereof shall be and the same are hereby revived and declared to be in full force and effect, so far as the same may be applicable, for and during the term ef twenty-five years from and after the passage of this act.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the first election for officers of said town of Smithville, shall be held by the sheriff of said county of Lawrence, or by his lawful deputy, on the first Monday in May, 1857, conformably to the general election laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable, and on the first monday in May in each and every year thereafter an election shall be held for officers of said town, under such regulations as may be made by the town council thereof, or under such regulations as may be made by a majority of the voters of said town, if said town council shall not have provided therefor; and the officers elected as aforesaid shall remain in office till the first Monday in May next after being so elected, and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
Source - Lawrence County , Arkansas 1895SMITHVILLE. Beginning with Smithville, near its western border, we would say that it is, with the exception of Powhatan, the oldest town in our county, and was originally the county site. The lands surrounding it are more or less hilly, but reasonably fertile and productive. It is a healthy, quiet place, with many- sober, industrious and prosperous citizens ; has good schools and churches ; is surrounded with a belt of country that has considerable mineral, and can be reached from nearly all points of the compass, by reason of the splendid modern bridges recently built across Spring River, at Imboden, and over Strawberry River, south of