Smith County, Texas Records
Smith County is bordered by Wood County (north), Upshur County (northeast), Gregg County (east), Rusk County (southeast), Cherokee County (south), Henderson County (southwest), Van Zandt County (northwest).
Smith County Cities and Towns include Arp, Bullard, Hideaway, Lindale, New Chapel Hill, Noonday, Overton, Tyler, Troup, Whitehouse, Winona..
A Map of Smith County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Smith County, Texas Courthouse Records
Smith County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Smith county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Smith County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1846, Land Records from 1846, Probate Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1846. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Smith County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Smith County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Smith County, Texas Resources
- Smith County Historical Society
- East Texas Genealogical Society
- Troup Genealogical/Historical Society, Inc.
- Smith Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Smith County, Texas Message Boards
Smith County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Smith County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Smith Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Smith Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Smith County History
- Smith County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Smith Co. TXGenweb
- Smith County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Smith County, Texas Military Records