Chronicles of Smith County, Texas has been published by the Smith County Historical Society since 1962. The articles are always informative about the county’s history and often include photographs, maps and tables.
All issues have been published in an 8.5 inch X 11 inch, soft cover format. With the large number of topics already covered since its beginning, past issues of Chronicles are important resources for any person researching our history!
Indexes, each covering a 10-year span of Chronicles, are also available and provide the invaluable keys to this saved history.
Table of Contents
- Early Highway Development in Smith County by I. H. Crutcher, Jr., pages 1-15
- The Wright House by Howard O. Pollan, pages 15-17
- “Tennis, Anyone?” an old photograph from The Douglas Collection, page 18
- “exhibit one” Old homes Portfolio by Jack Gray, 6 photo exhibit, including residences at 504 West Phillips, 303 South Fannin; 104 East Valentine; 1604 North Bois d’Arc, and 306 South Fannin, pages 19-24,
- A Tall Spire Against The Sky, a history of Tyler’s first Christian church by Mary K. Haynes, pages 25-36
- “exhibit two” 6 photos of old homes, 806 West Houston, 223 East Charnwood, 623 South Palace, 630 South Fannin, by Robert M. Hayes, pages 37-41
- The Levee, A Nostalgic Look at Tyler’s Railside Business District by Dr. Julian Mardock with footnotes by Morris S. Burton, pages 42-53
- The 1910 Levee Plat by Jo J. White, page 42
- “Lindale, the City and Its History,” centennial sketch by Mrs. Earl Prater, pages 54-58
- “Battle Of Roses,” 1896 Parade of Flowers, page 59-61
- “The Levee” painting by A.C. Gentry, Jr., covers
Check out our Chronicles Index – a compilation of four published books of indexes and seven unpublished volumes of indexes.