Preservation work requires a lot of research and resources. We rely on the expertise of numerous organizations and individuals to properly conduct preservation projects and secure historic landmark designations in Tyler. We field a lot of questions regarding how we navigate processes, dodge hurdles and reach the finish line. This page lists many of the resources we depend upon. Whether you’re searching for an answer to a question or simply enjoy researching preservation topics, we hope this page is useful to you!

Quick Links for FAQ

Research Historic Property

Smith County Historical Society Archives (historical research of Smith County, Texas)

Smith County Central Appraisal District (property search, property details)

Smith County Annex Building (deed research)

200 E Ferguson in Tyler (Basement)


City of Tyler Clerk’s Office 903-531-1106

If a marker already exists on the home, the clerk’s office will have the information

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