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 Content
- The New Surrey, by Loy J. Gilbert – Pages 1-4
- The Death of W.H. “Bill” Gilbert in a Wagon Accident in 1899, by Loy J. Gilbert – Pages 5-6
- The Marriage of Julius M. Gilbert and Louella Walsh – March 25, 1900, by Loy J. Gilbert – Pages 7-9
- The Ramey-Grainger House – Pages 10-12
- Smith County Tax Rolls, 1847, by Andrew L. Leath – Pages 12-19
- Prominent Tylerites, by Dennis McCarthy – Pages 20-31 (Dr. Irvin Pope, Sr., Dr. Irvin Pope, Jr., Dr, John Hunter Pope, Lee Powell, Roy E.Smith, R. Lee Gaston, P. O. Monsey, William I. Cameron, L. S.”Dick” Dickason, C. O. Girard, J. S. Hudnall, Bill Jenkins, R. A. Tunnell, and Charles Flynn, Jr.)
- W. Edwin Ray Map-maker, Abstractor, Title Man, Author, Photographer, Artist 1889-1939, by James Wilkins – Pages 32-35
- The Cedars of Lebanon Club of Tyler, by Edmond W. Schaded – Pages 36-39
- Historical Markers in Smith County (erected since 1990) compiled by James Wilkins – Pages 40-44 (Wood-Verner Cemetery, Smith County Jail, Gary Elementary School, Damascus Baptist Church, Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Cemetery, Bascom Cemetery, Ramey House, John B, and Ketura Douglas House, Antioch Baptist Church, Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery, Site of Flora, Tyler Junior College, Barber Cemetery, First United Methodist Church Of Troup, Union Grove Cemetery and Henry Miller Morgan)
- “Carter and Moore”, a Second Look at the Partnership that Founded Mechanicsville, by Vicki Barron Kruschwitz – Pages 45-46
- Tyler Fire, November 16, 1878, contributed by Vicki Barron Kruschwitz – Page 47-48
- White Abstract Company – Page 48
- Contributors to this Issue
- Ed Ray Cartoons – back cover