For centuries Caddoan, Alabama, and Coushatta Indians called the Tyler County area home and then settlers, predominantly from the southern United States, arrived before even the Texas Revolution. Tyler County has many places or historical and cultural importance. Our members catalogue the historical landmarks and cemeteries of the county.
The Texas Historical Commission’s historical marker program commemorates the historical importance of individuals and sites that impacted local and state history. Among the historical landmarks found in Tyler County are markers for former governor Allan Shivers, the W.T. Colmesneil House, Doucette Union Church, and many more honoring the places and people that have resided here. If you would like to explore the areas landmarks we have a gallery and a map of the areas historical markers.
First you will need to determine whether the topic you want to mark is eligible for an Official Texas Historical Marker. Read the marker application guidelines, on the Texas Historical Commission (THC) website www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers/apply-historical-marker, which includes the criteria and procedures. If, after you have reviewed all the relevant information on this site, you are interested in submitting a sponsorship application contact the Tyler County Historical Commission Chair. The THC accepts nominations for historical markers each fall for the following calendar year. Check the THC website to download an application form but contact your county historical commission chair now to begin the research process.
contact Charles Smith for more information.
If you are researching something in particular, please contact us and request information about your inquiry. We may be able to provide more information or direct you to another source to explore.