Smithville



A tree-shaded, six-block historic district and a Main Street filled with antique stores welcome visitors to this peaceful community. This town was platted in 1829 and later blossomed after the arrival of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or “Katy”) Railroad in the 1890s. A quaint park, the Railroad Historical Park and Museum, at the end of Main Street pays tribute to the railroad and showcases its importance to the community. Smithville's authentic small-town feel was revealed to the world with the release of “Hope Floats” in 1998. The movie, which features Sandra Bullock, was filmed at various locations throughout Smithville. The antebellum mansion seen in the film and other grand historic homes lie just off Main Street.



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