Horace Smith

Birth Name:
Horace Smith
Birth Date:
October 28, 1808
Birth Place:
Cheshire, Massachusetts
Death Date:
January 15, 1893
Place of Death:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Springfield Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Horace Smith was an American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman. He and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named "Smith & Wesson", the first of which was eventually reorganized into the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and the latter of which became the modern Smith & Wesson.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Springfield Cemetery

171 Maple Street

Springfield, Massachusetts, 01105


North America


Grave Location:

Section 13, Smith Family Plot,

Grave Location Description

The cemetery entrance is at the intersection of Maple Street and Central Street in downtown Springfield. Note the entrance road looks like a driveway between two apartment buildings. There are two pillars with plaques that read “Springfield Cemetery” (the cemetery is NOT visible from the street).

As you make your way down Cemetery Road take the first right and make your way to the southern-most corner of the cemetery where the earliest graves are located (you should be able to see the intersection of Cedar Street and Pine Street just outside the cemetery fence). Park at the intersection of Division Avenue and Birch Avenue and Horace Smith on the corner – the tallest monument with “SMITH” carved in the base cannot be missed. Note across the street about 50 feet off Division Avenue with two large shrubs surrounding the headstone is the grave of Milton Bradley.

WARNING: do not venture into this cemetery alone.

Grave Location GPS

42.10078352140303, -72.57389574311696

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