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
- “Fight Against Storm & Flame,” A History of Tyler’s Early Fire Fighters by Morris S. Burton, page 1-10
- Col. John F. Overton by Howard Bramlette, page 11-15
- Pioneering Experiences around Tyler, A Recounting of Boyhoods Days in East Texas by L. W. Wilkinson, page 16-18
- “Dear Mother,” a wartime letter from a Smith County Soldier (James B. Long) in Douglas’s Texas Battery, C.S.A.,page 19-20
- The Local Gentry, portfolio of 15 watercolors by A. C. Gentry, Jr., page 21-28
- “Come & Share Our Plenty,” 36 page facsimile booklet on Smith County agriculture, compiled by Charles Herndon, page 29-46
- “War Industry Comes to Tyler,” a speech by Robert Glover at the dedication of the historical marker for Confederate Ordnance plant, page 47-49
- Facsimile of 1887 ad for Tyler China Hall, H. Freedman, proprietor, page bc
Original Copies Are NOT available – Reproductions will be sent to fulfill any orders of this issue.
To view an index of people, places, subjects, etc. to all issues of the Chronicles of Smith County, Texas that has been published, please click here.