CITY OF SMITHS STATION

HISTORY

Smiths Station was first settled in 1738. The Central of Georgia Railway was extended through the community from Columbus, Georgia to Opelika, Alabama in 1845. The depot was named for Broadus Smith, a prominent early settler who lived near the city’s current location.

Smiths Station was officially incorporated on June 22, 2001.

Historical Commission

The City of Smiths Station’s Historical Commission was established in 2018.  The purpose of the commission is to preserve our local history.  Their first project was the Jones Grocery Store.  The building was donated to the City in 2016 and placed at its current location on Lee Road 298 (Mullin Road), adjacent to the government center campus, in 2017.  City leaders, staff, and commissioners worked to get it restored and is now a history museum for Smiths Station.  The museum opened in July of 2019 and has had hundreds of people visit.

Historical Commission Members:

Brian Coker, Chairman

Morgan Bryce, Secretary

Fannie Lamar, Treasurer

LaFaye Dellinger, Supernumerary

Jackie Henderson Long

Rosie McCoy

Michelle West

Sarah West

Lisa Deason

Jill Hardy

Mary Godwin

Historic Jones Store Museum