Governor William Smith

"Extra Billy"

Information on the Statue of Extra Billy

Location? It is located in Capitol Square


Artist? It's artist is Frederick William Sievers.


Description of Statue? The statue is standing on a tall pedestal. The actual statue looks bronze. He is holding his cane, while his coat his draped over his back.


History?His nickname,"Extra Billy, was earned when he repeatedly asked for extra compensation. Inscribed on the four side of the statue is highlights of his career. He was elected Virginia State Governor twice. He was also a major General for the Confederacy.

Dedication Date

The statue of Extra Billy was dedicated on May 30, 1906.