Smith County, Texas Genealogy

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Smith County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1846
County Seat Tyler
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County Courthouse


Parent County

1846--Smith County was created 11 April 1846 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Tyler [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




City Directories

Smith County 1972 from Historic Map Works

Smith County 1981 from Historic Map Works



Local Histories

  • Chronological History of Smith County, 1983 compiled by Donald W. Whisenhut for the Smith County Historical Society
  • A History of Tyler and Smith County, 1948 by Albert Woldert.  Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey, 1978 by Robert W. Glover. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Historical Atlas of Smith County, 1965
  • A History of Smith County, Texas, North Texas State Teachers College Thesis by William R. Ward, 1944, overview of the history of Smith County. Read the thesis online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • The Bullard Area-Its History and People, 1800–1977 by the Bullard Community Library Commission.
  • Smith County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Tyler Public Library
201 S College Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (903) 593-7323

Whitehouse Community Library
107 Bascom Rd
Whitehouse, TX 75791
Phone: (903) 839-2949

Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library
102 S Georgia
Troup, TX 75789

Lindale Library
200 E Hubbard St
Lindale, TX 75771
Phone: (903) 882-1900

Bullard Community Library
211 W Main St
Bullard, TX 75757
Phone: (903) 894-6125

Noonday Community Library
16662 Cr 196
Tyler, TX 75703
Phone: (903) 939-0540

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).