Our Mission

The purpose of our group.

The Effie Waller Smith Society began as a group of Pike County natives who sought to honor Miss Effie by gathering to remember her life and work. We wish to continue to honor her legacy by promoting a sense of community, inclusivity, and appreciation for the natural beauty of Appalachia.

We always want to learn more about this amazing poet. If you have any information or personal memories about Effie Waller Smith or her family, please share with us. Nothing is too breif. We can be contacted through our social media pages or by Email at effiewallersmith@gmail.com.