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
- Aerial View of Downtown Tyler, c1952, Falkner Collection, page FC
- Dennis McCarthy, ’32, Sketched from Life, Prominent Tylerites, 1932 by Zelda Dozier Boucher. pages 1-9 (Galloway Calhoun, W. M. Roberts, Sam R. Hill, H. B. Sampson, Dr. Wm. M. Bailey, Dr. John H. Mitchell, Charles L Porter, and John L. Clark)
- 1860 Federal Census of Social Statistics, page 10
- Smith County as a Nineteenth Century Legal Center by Randal B. Gilbert, pages 11-13
- Smith Cemetery by Bettye Todd Baty, pages 14- 18
- 1857 Minutes of the Commissioners Court by Andrew L. Leath, pages 19-29 and 32-42
- Boarding House Row by James Wilkins, drawing by A.C. Gentry, pages 30-31
- Book Notes by Andrew L. Leath, page 43 (Bob Bowman: The Gift of Las Sabinas, The History of the Sabine River Authority of Texas, 1949-1999 and W. T. Block: Cotton Bales, Keelboats and Sternwheelers: A History of the Sabine River andTrinity River Cotton Trades, 1837-1900
- The Camp Ford Diary of J. B. Leake, transcribed by Roger Davis, edited by Randal B. Gilbert, pages 44- 61