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SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS


32 22' 48" N, 95 16' 12" W (32.38, -95.27)
Population: 225,290 Est. (2016) 209,714 (2010)
Total area: 950 square miles (2,500 km2)
921 square miles land
28 square miles water


Smith County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Smith County TX

    Contiguous Counties:
    Wood County (N) Upshur County (NE) Gregg County (E) Rusk County (SE) Cherokee County (S) Henderson County (SW) Van Zandt County (NW)



    Smith County History

    1936 Texa Centennial Marker:

    SMITH COUNTY

    Formed from Nacogdoches County.
    Created April 11, 1846, organized July 13, 1846,
    named in honor of General James Smith. Pioneer soldier and statesman, friend of General Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk and J. Pinckney Henderson. Born September 10, 1792, died December 25, 1855. Buried with military honors at Henderson.
    Tyler, the county seat.


    Smith County Courthouse
    Texas - Smith County Courthouse
    Smith County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Lori Martin



    Smith County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Tyler
    Book Hotel Here - Tyler Hotels

  • Arp
  • Bascom
  • Blackjack
  • Bullard
  • Burning Bush ghost town
  • Douglas
  • Flint
  • Garden Valley
  • Gresham
  • Hopewell ghost town
  • Jamestown
  • Lindale
  • Noonday
  • Omen
  • Pine Springs
  • Starrville
  • Teaselville
  • Thedford ghost town
  • Troup
  • Tyler County Seat
  • Universe
  • Utica ghost town
  • Walnut Grove
  • Whitehouse
  • Winona
  • Wright City



  • Smith County Vintage Maps

    Smith County Texas  1907 postal map
    Smith County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Smith County Texas 1920s map
    Smith County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Smith County Texas 1940s map
    Smith County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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