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Smithville is a city in Bastrop County, Texas, United States, near the Colorado River. The population was 3,817 at the 2010 census.HistorySmithville was established in 1827, when Thomas Gazely settled in the area and operated a store. A community sprang up around the store, and it was named Smithville, in honor of another early resident, William Smith. Gazely's store closed upon his death in 1853. J.P. Jones and Frank Smith opened another store in the community in 1867. A Presbyterian Church was organized in 1871. A post office was opened in 1876. In 1887, the railroad came to Smithville, causing the town's population to boom, and the town was incorporated in March 1895. By 1900, Smithville had a population of 2,577.GeographySmithville is located in southeastern Bastrop County at. It is southeast of Bastrop and southeast of Austin.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 3,901 people, 1,491 households, and 990 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,112.7 people per square mile (429.1/km2). There were 1,672 housing units at an average density of 476.9 per square mile (183.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.01% White, 14.53% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 5.10% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.43% of the population.
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