Smith County is named for James Smith, who was a general during the Texas Revolution.
Created: April 11, 1846
Tyler 1846 – present
County Courthouse – Tyler
Location: 100 North Broadway Avenue / East Erwin Street
Built: 1953 – 1954
Architect: Thomas Jameson & Merrell and E Davis Wilcox
Contractor: Rambo Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a six story concrete, buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The central section rises six stories with three vertical rows of windows in the center and small windows on the north and south. The north and south wings are two stories with vertical windows. Dark red colored granite frames the west central entrance. The building houses the Twelfth Court of Appeals.
Note: Courthouses were built in 1846, 1848 and 1851. In 1910, the courthouse was designed by C H Page Jr. and constructed by M M Whitney.
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Photos taken 2010