The Smith County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1959 by individuals and business firms dedicated to discovering, collecting and preserving data, records and other items relating to the history of Smith County, Texas. They joined together in a rewarding effort to preserve the fascinating stories of Smith County’s past in the many areas of historical preservation pursued by the Society.
Museum and Camp Ford: Free Admission
Need to do some research? Check out our archival library containing historical artifacts of Smith County, including newspapers, city directories, school records, photographs, maps, historical papers, rare books and much more.
One of our ongoing projects is to publish our Index to Chronicles of Smith County, Texas and it is starting to be a reality. We have it posted on-line but it is not finished. It needs to be proofread and entries consolidated. It is posted as is so that it might help the researchers of Smith County history and genealogy. It will be updated as we can finish it. Hopefully by the end of the year, just in time to add our newest issue to it.
If you are planning a trip to use our archives, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (903) 592-5993 to tell us what you are researching. We will do our best to have material pulled to make your trip easier and more productive.