Smith County Texas Government


Tyler is the county seat of of Smith County. The Smith County Commissioners Court consists of a County Judge elected by the voters of Smith County, and four Commissioners elected by their respective precincts.

Title
Status
Name
County Judge Elected Judge Joel Baker
Commissioner - Precint 1 Elected Jeff Warr
Commissioner - Precint 2 Elected Cary Nix
Commissioner - Precint 3 Elected Terry Phillips
Commissioner - Precint 4 Elected JoAnn Hampton
County Clerk Elected Karen Phillips
District Clerk Elected Lois Rogers
Tax Assessor Elected Gary Barber
County Treasurer Elected Kelli White
Sheriff Elected Larry R. Smith

Smith County spreads over 932 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands region, with two-thirds of this environment covered in post oak, blackjack oak, and tall grasses, and one-third is heavily forested with pine and hardwoods.

The soil varies from sandy prairie loams in the northwest and east to loam-covered clay through the remainder of the county.

The elevation ranges from 300 to 600 feet. Mineral resources include petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, clay, limestone, lignite, and salt. Less than 10% of Smith County is prime farm land.

For additional information about Smith County, we recommend these websites:

Smith County
Smith County Appraisal District (SCAD)
North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority
North East Texas Public Health District

Sign on entering Smith County Texas (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
Smith County Texas sign

Map of Smith County in Texas (Courtesy of Smith County SCAD)
Map of Smith County in Texas

The Smith County Courthouse on Broadway Avenue, at the Square, Downtown Tyler, Texas
The Smith County Courthouse on Broadway, Downtown Tyler, Texas

 


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