About Smithshire, Illinois
Smithshire is an unincorporated community in Warren County, Illinois, United States. Smithshire is located along the BNSF Railway line 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Fort Madison, Iowa. Smithshire is 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Galesburg, Illinois. Smithshire has a post office with ZIP code 61478. Smithshire came into being with the building of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1888. It is the only population center in Ellison Township, Warren County, Illinois. The abandoned town of Ellison was two miles (3 km) from Smithshire. Ellison began in the 1830's suffered from a catastrophic tornado in 1858 dampening its growth. The remaining community moved to Smithshire with the coming of the railroad. Smithshire is the location of the corporate offices of Twomey Company Twomey Company. Twomey Company is a family owned agri-business corporation. Smithshire has a population of approximately 100. Smithshire has one church the Smithshire United Methodist Church United Methodist Church. Smithshire is a part of the West Central High School, district 235. Dew's Diner Dew's Diner a family cafe Is a farmer friendly restaurant; it is open weekday mornings through noon, and on some evenings.