Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in Virginia in the United States. Born on the banks of the Pagan River and nurtured by the trade and commerce that sailed on its tides, Smithfield was, from its very beginning, a "river town", and its whole life and growth have been conditioned by the river.The town abounds in genuine history, genuine charm and even genuine characters. So savor your visit Genuine Smithfield where you'll feel as if you've come home. The town is most famous for the curing and production of the Smithfield ham. Located right in downtown Smithfield, this gorgeous riverside park features 4 miles of a woodland trail system, orchards, picnic areas, a dog park, a state-of-the-art kayak and canoe launch, fishing pier, scenic overlooks and the Windsor Castle Historic Site.