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Smith County, Texas
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Smith County, Texas Facts

When was Smith County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County.

What is the County Seat of Smith County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Tyler also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Smith County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Wood CountyUpshur CountyGregg CountyRusk CountyCherokee CountyHenderson CountyVan Zandt County.

Smith County, TX Census Records

What Smith County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Smith County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Smith Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Smith County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Smith County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Smith County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Smith County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Smith County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Smith County, TX?
A list of Smith County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Smith County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Smith County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Smith County.

Smith Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Smith Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Smith Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Smith Co. TX General and History Websites

Smith Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Smith Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Smith Co. TX Military Records

Smith Co. TX Schools & Directories