Smyrna, known as the Eighth Township of the Governor's Purchase, or Chenango County Townships, was taken from Sherburne, March 28, 1808 and first named Stafford, but the name was changed April 5th of the same year to Smyrna, named it is said from the Ancient City of Asia minor*.
*Early Years in Smyrna And Our First Home Week
Author: George Albert Munson - Published 1905 / Page 9
The Complete Llistory of the Srnyrna Opera House (Town Hall)
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