Historic cemeteries in
Smith, Texas

Ahavath Achim Cemetery Alsup Cemetery Antioch Cemetery #1 Antioch Cemetery #2 Argenbright Cemetery Armstrong Grave Cemetery Asbury Cemetery Bacon Cemetery Barber Cemetery Barron-Shackleford Cemetery Bascom East Cemetery Bascom West Cemetery Beaird Cemetery #1 Beaird Cemetery #2 Belcher Cemetery Bell Cemetery Bethesda Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Bowie Cemetery Bowman Cemetery Boyd Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Brandon Cemetery Breese-Gimble Cemetery Britton Grave Cemetery Brown-Bundy Family Cemetery Bullard Cemetery Bunkley Cemetery Burns Cemetery Burrow Cemetery Butler Cemetery #1 Butler Cemetery #2 Carmel Cemetery Castle Cemetery Cathedral In The Pines Cemetery Center Cemetery #1 Center Cemetery #2 Chapel Hill Cemetery Clear Springs Cemetery Crow Cemetery Damascus Cemetery Dean Baptist Cemetery Dickson Cemetery Douglas Cemetery Association Dover Cemetery Dunn Cemetery Dunwood Cemetery Easley Cemetery East Texas Chest Hospital Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Edwards Emmanuel Cemetery El Bethel Cemetery Elkins Cemetery Erwin Cemetery Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Fairview-Nebo Cemetery Faith Mission Memorial Park Cemetery Fitzgerald Cemetery Flewellen Cemetery Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery Flint Cemetery Friendship Cemetery Friendship-Alsup Cemetery G.W. Stone Gravesite Cemetery Gabriel-Warren Chapel Cemetery Galena Cemetery Galilee Cemetery Garden Valley Cemetery Garrett Cemetery Gee Cemetery Gimble-Breese Cemetery Goodman Cemetery Gore Grave Cemetery Goss Cemetery Green Cemetery Harris Chapel Cemetery Harris Creek Cemetery Harris Creek Memorial Cemetery Hassell-Jones Cemetery Hawthorne Cemetery Hendley Cemetery Henry Cemetery High Cemetery Hocutt Grave Cemetery Hodges Cemetery Holt-Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Hope Providence Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery #1 Hopewell Cemetery #2 Hopewell Cemetery #3 Hopewell Cemetery #4 Hopewell Cemetery #5 Hubbard Cemetery Hudson Cemetery Ingram Cemetery Jackson Springhill Cemetery Jackson-Browning Cemetery Jamestown Cemetery Jeffries-Littlejohn Cemetery Jimtown Cemetery Jones Valley-Mims Cemetery Kay Cemetery Kendrick Cemetery Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery Knowles Cemetery Knoxville Cemetery Lang Grave Cemetery Lee Springs Cemetery Liberty Cemetery Liberty Hill Cemetery Liberty Hill Memorial Cemetery Lindale Cemetery Lindale Cemetery Loftin-Teaselville-Old White Settlement Cemetery Lorance Cemetery Lott Grave Cemetery Lukenbill Cemetery Mallory-Old Myrtle Springs Cemetery Marsh-Wiggins Cemetery Marshall Cemetery Mason Cemetery Mauldin Memorial Garden Cemetery Mauldin Memorial Gardens Cemetery McCorkle Cemetery McDougal #2 Cemetery McDougal Cemetery Meador Cemetery Mechanicsville-Robbs- Bauman Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery Midway Cemetery Minors Cemetery Monroe Stone Cemetery Morris Cemetery Mount Olive Cemetery Mount Sylvan Cemetery Mount Zion Cemetery NE Mount Zion Cemetery SE Mourfield Graves Cemetery New Bethel Cemetery New Canaan Cemetery New Harmony Cemetery New Home Cemetery NE New Home Cemetery SE New Hope Cemetery #1 New Hope Cemetery #2 Nichols Cemetery Noonday Cemetery Oakhurst Farms Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Old Dabbs Cemetery Old Hopewell Cemetery Old Saint Louis Cemetery Pine Springs Cemetery Pinecrest Cemetery Piney Grove Cemetery Pinkston Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Pleasant Retreat Cemetery Potter Grave Cemetery Prospect Cemetery Providence Cemetery Rather Cemetery Ray Family Cemetery Red Hill Cemetery Red Springs Cemetery Roberts Cemetery Rogers-Hebron Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Rousseau Cemetery Rucker Cemetery Rucker Community Cemetery Sabine Cemetery Saint Louis Cemetery Saint Mary’s Cemetery Saint Violet Cemetery Salem Memorial Cemetery Sand Springs Cemetery Sand Springs Cemetery Sandflat Cemetery Sanford-Oakdale Cemetery Sartain Grave Cemetery Scott Grave Cemetery Seastrunk Cemetery Seven Leagues Cemetery Shaddox Grave Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Shamburger Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Siloam Cemetery Sitton Cemetery Smith Cemetery NE Smith Cemetery SE Smith Cemetery SW Smith-Eby Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery Spring Hill M.E. Church South Cemetery Springhill Cemetery Starr-Hawkins Cemetery Starrville Cemetery Sugar Hill Cemetery Tate Cemetery Taylor-Little Cemetery Terry Cemetery Thompson Family Cemetery Threlkeld Cemetery Troup City Cemetery #1 Tyler Memorial Cemetery Union Chapel Cemetery Union Grove Cemetery Universe Cemetery Unknown #1 (SW Tyler; SW Of St. Louis Cem) Cemetery Unknown #3 (E Of Tyler On Erwin St.) Cemetery Unknown #4 (Between Tyler And Swan Community, Between Hwy 69 And CR 429) Cemetery Unknown #5 (NW Of Tyler On CR 494) Cemetery Unknown #6 (SW Of Prospect Cem On CR 246) Cemetery Unknown #7 (SW Of Hide-a-Way) Cemetery Unknown #8 Cemetery Unknown (Dixie) Cemetery Unknown (Pleasant Acres Lake) Cemetery Unknown (Swan) Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave (Gresham) Cemetery Unnamed Cemetery At Garden Valley. Vandergriff Grave Cemetery Verner-Black Fork Cemetery Village Creek Cemetery Walnut Grove Cemetery Walnut Springs Cemetery Walters Cemetery Waters Bluff Cemetery Welch Grave Cemetery Westview Cemetery White-Perryman Cemetery Whitehouse Memorial Cemetery Wilkins Grave Cemetery Williams Cemetery Williams Grave Cemetery Wilson-Curtis Cemetery Wiseman Grave Cemetery Wyatt Graves Cemetery
The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, is perhaps the most famous historical site in Texas. It was the site of a key battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
Smith County, Texas, holds a rich history that stretches back to its beginnings. The land that is now Smith County was once inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Cherokee nations. The region first caught the attention of European settlers in the early 19th century, when Stephen F. Austin's colonists began to venture into the area. The first permanent settlement, Tyler, was established in 1846.

During the turbulent times of the American Civil War, Smith County experienced significant unrest. Many residents in the county owned slaves, and tensions ran high between Union and Confederate sympathizers. The Battle of Blackjack Grove took place in August 1864, and although it was a minor skirmish, it reflected the deep divisions and struggles faced by the county during the war.

Following the war, Smith County experienced rapid growth and development. The arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century further boosted the county's economy and population. During this period, the town of Tyler established itself as a principal commercial center, attracting businesses and settlers from surrounding areas.

In the 20th century, Smith County continued to thrive with the growth of agriculture, oil, and manufacturing industries. Tyler became known as the "Rose Capital of the World" due to its substantial rose-growing industry. The county has also been a center for education, with the establishment of schools and universities.

Today, Smith County remains a vibrant and dynamic part of Texas. Its rich history, from its Native American roots to its role in the Civil War and beyond, provides a fascinating backdrop to its current achievements and endeavors.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Smith County, Texas.

  • 1846 - Smith County is established by the Texas legislature.
  • 1847 - The county seat is designated at Tyler.
  • 1850 - The population of Smith County reaches 1,726.
  • 1861-1865 - The Civil War impacts the county, with many residents serving in the Confederate Army.
  • 1877 - The Texas and Pacific Railway reaches Tyler, boosting the local economy.
  • 1930s - The Great Depression brings economic hardships to Smith County.
  • 1932 - The East Texas Oil Field is discovered, leading to an oil boom in the area.
  • 1950s - The construction of highways and infrastructure brings further growth and development to the county.
  • 1995 - The Smith County Historical Society is formed to preserve the county's history.
  • Present - Smith County continues to thrive as a regional economic and cultural hub in East Texas.