Historic cemeteries in
Tyler, Texas

Allison Cemetery Anderson Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Arline Cemetery Baker-Bell Cemetery Barclay Cemetery Bean Cemetery Beech Creek Cemetery Ben Davis Cemetery Bethany Cemetery Bingham Cemetery Brown-Sheffield Cemetery Bumstead Cemetery Burch-Cauble Cemetery Camp Ground Cemetery Carter Cemetery Chapman Cemetery Colmesneil Cemetery Colmesneil Mount Zion Cemetery Cruse Cemetery Davis Cemetery Doucette (Black) Cemetery Doucette (White) Cemetery East Chapel Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Egypt Cemetery Faircloth Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fellowship Cemetery Ferrell Cemetery Fowler Cemetery Franks Branch Cemetery Franks Branch Community Cemetery Frazier Cemetery Fred Community Cemetery Fuller-Woolley-Hignett Cemetery Futch Cemetery Gardner Cemetery Goolsbee Cemetery Goss-Kirkwood Cemetery Gregory #1 Cemetery Grimes Cemetery Hart Mill Cemetery Heard Family Cemetery Hester Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hickory Hill Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery Hubert Cemetery Hyatt Cemetery Hyatt (Afri-Amer) Cemetery Jackson Faircloth Cemetery Jones Cemetery Justice Cemetery Kirkland Cemetery Lakeside Cemetery Lindsey Cemetery Little Church Cemetery Lockhart Cemetery Magnolia Cemetery Mahaffey Cemetery Mann Cemetery Mann's Chapel Cemetery Milner-Dean Cemetery Moffet Cemetery Moss Hill Cemetery Mount Hope Cemetery Mount Pisgah Cemetery New Hope Cemetery Odom Gravesite Cemetery Old Battle Axe Cemetery Old Mount Zion Cemetery Old Mount Zion Cemetery Old Pine Grove Cemetery Payne Cemetery Peach Tree Village Cemetery Pedigo Family Cemetery Pilgrim Rest Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery Pope Cemetery Powell Cemetery Powers Family Cemetery Pullen Cemetery Rawls Cemetery Richardson Cemetery Rigsby Cemetery Rockland Cemetery Sand Hill Cemetery Seamans Cemetery Segrest Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Sheffield, Wynn Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Snowden-Fowler Cemetery Spring Hill Cemetery Steele Grove Cemetery Sterling Cemetery Stewart Cemetery Sturrock Cemetery Supps Cemetery Swearingen Cemetery Tarver-Kirby Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Town Bluff Cemetery Town Bluff African-American Cemetery Turner Branch Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Vinson Cemetery Walters Cemetery Warren Cemetery Weatherly Cemetery Whittington Gravesite Cemetery Wigley Family Cemetery Williams Cemetery Willis Cemetery Wilson-Sulphur Springs Cemetery Woolley Gravesite Cemetery
Texas was once an independent country: After winning its independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas became its own country, known as the Republic of Texas. It existed as an independent nation for nine years before being annexed by the United States in 1845.
Tyler County, located in Southeast Texas, has a rich history rooted in agriculture, forestry, and oil production. The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Alabama-Coushatta and the Attakapas, who settled along the Trinity River. The first European settlers arrived in the late 1820s, drawn by the fertile land and abundant natural resources.

In 1837, Tyler County was officially established and named after President John Tyler. During this time, the county experienced rapid growth as settlers cleared the land for farming and ranching. Cotton became a dominant crop, and steamboats navigated the Trinity River, facilitating trade and transportation.

The Civil War brought significant changes to Tyler County, as many residents joined the Confederate Army. The economy suffered as cotton production declined, but the discovery of oil in 1893 revitalized the region. The Spindletop oil boom led to an oil rush in East Texas, including Tyler County, fueling economic growth and population expansion.

Throughout the 20th century, Tyler County continued to rely on agriculture and oil, but also embraced the forestry industry. The dense forests in the area provided vast timber reserves, leading to the establishment of lumber mills and paper mills. The county's economy thrived as timber and oil production increased, supporting a diverse range of industries.

Today, Tyler County remains a vibrant community with a mix of agriculture, oil production, and tourism. The county's natural beauty, including the picturesque Big Thicket National Preserve, attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The rich history and strong sense of community make Tyler County a unique and appealing place to live or visit.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Tyler County, Texas.

  • 1846 - Tyler County, TX was organized and named after President John Tyler.
  • 1861-1865 - During the American Civil War, Tyler County joined the Confederacy.
  • 1872 - The Timpson and Henderson Railroad was completed, connecting Tyler County to the railway network.
  • 1907 - The East Texas Timber Company established a sawmill, leading to a boom in the timber industry.
  • 1938 - Big Thicket National Preserve was established to protect the unique ecological diversity of the area.
  • 1973 - The Allan B. Shivers Library and Museum was opened to honor the former Texas governor.
  • 1998 - Tyler County suffered significant damage from flooding caused by Hurricane Danielle.