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What We Love About Smithtown, NY
Nothing is more synonymous with the Smithtown spirit than its mascot, an imposing five-ton bronze statue of a bull affectionately named Whisper, which stands vigil at the intersection of Routes 25 and 2A. "Town of Smithtown Established 1665," declares the sign over which Whisper proudly presides.
The statue was originally conceived in 1903 by Lawrence Smith Butler, a descendant of town founder Richard Smythe, as an homage to his ancestor. According to local legend, Smythe made an agreement with native landowners that he would be given as much land as he could circle on the back of a bull in one day; the yarn posits that Smythe rode a trained bull around the intended borders of what would become Smithtown, cleverly gathering ownership of more land than expected. A whimsical embellishment of the transaction that took place between Smythe and Englishman Lyon Gardiner (namesake of Gardiner's Island, NY) following Gardiner's purchase of the land from natives, the story's only connection to reality is that Smythe did in fact own a bull. The mythology nonetheless stuck, and Smythe became associated with the imposing image of a triumphant bull and his rider asserting their claim to new lands, and it was this legend that Laurence Smith Butler sought to immortalize in bronze.
However, it would be a long time before Whisper could take up residence on the land that was his birthright-- nearly 40 years after his conception. At Butler's request, sculptor Charles Cary Rumsey, a friend of Butler's, agreed to take on the project for a fee of $12,000. The sculpture was finally completed in 1923, but, sadly, the funds for purchase could not be raised, and so Whisper took on a temporary residence at the Brooklyn Museum. Yet another 18 years passed before Butler was able to move Whisper to his intended home. Ultimately, Rumsey's heirs generously agreed to donate the statue, and Butler was able to raise the remaining $1,750 in shipping fees.
With its rich history, excellent school district, plentiful beaches, and close-knit warmth of community, Smithtown is a place we're proud to serve. We'd be honored to help match you with a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram that will be as faithful to you as good old Whisper would have been to Richard Smythe (but with a much smoother ride!).
Directions from Smithtown, NYIt's unbelievably easy to go from Smithtown to our nearby showroom in Port Jefferson Station. In no time you'll be on our lot looking at the best Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram models on the market. Here's how:
1. Head southeast on W Main St toward Edgewater Ave (1.3 mi)
2. Turn right onto County Rd 16/Terry Rd (0.6 mi)
3. Turn left onto Smithtown Bypass (3.7 mi)
4. Continue onto NY-347 E (4.8 mi)
5. Make a U-turn at Patchogue Rd. Destination will be on the right (0.3 mi)
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Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776Phone: (631) 474-3939