Smith County, Texas

North East Texas Land and Ranches for Sale

Smith County, Texas

Smith County is located in East Texas and features rolling hills, with many timber. Land includes Sabine and Neches rivers, Lake Palestine, Lake Tyler, and Lake Tyler East. Soils include alluvial, gray, sandy loam and clay soils. Local economy consists of medical facilities, education, government services, agribusiness, petroleum production, manufacturing, distribution, and tourism.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $255K
Highest Price $8.6M
Total Listings 219
Avg. Days On Market 101
Avg. Price/SQFT $455

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Where is Smith County, Texas?

  • Smith County is located in northeastern Texas fifty-eight miles from the eastern state boundary. It is bordered by the Neches River and Henderson and Van Zandt counties on the west, Cherokee County on the south, Rusk and Upshur counties on the east, and the Sabine River and Upshur and Wood counties on the north. Tyler, the largest town and county seat, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69/271 with State highways 155, 110, 31, and 64, near the center of the county (at 32°20' N, 95°15' W). Interstate Highway 20 runs east and west through the northern part of the county.
  • The St. Louis Southwestern Railway (or Cotton Belt), constructed in the 1870s as the Tyler Tap Railroad, crosses Smith County from east to northwest. The Missouri Pacific, constructed in the late 1870s as the International & Great Northern Railroad, crosses the southeast corner of the county. Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East are major bodies of water in the southeast part of the county, and a third major reservoir, Lake Palestine, is located on the southwestern county line. The county comprises 932 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands region.

Adjacent Counties

  • Wood County (north)
  • Upshur County (northeast)
  • Gregg County (east)
  • Rusk County (southeast)
  • Cherokee County (south)
  • Henderson County (southwest)
  • Van Zandt County (northwest

Sites and Attractions in Smith County 

  • Tyler State Park is a state park north of Tyler, Texas. It is 985.5 acres in Smith County, north of Tyler. The park includes a 64-acre lake. The land was deeded by private owners in 1934 and 1935; original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park opened in 1939.
  • County tourist attractions included the Tyler State Park, the campsites and marinas on the various lakes, Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, Caldwell Children's Zoo, the Goodman Museum in Tyler, the Tyler Museum of Art, the Hudnall Planetarium, the Spring Flower and Azalea Trail, and the Texas Rose Festival.

  • There is so much to see and experience at the Discovery Science Place. They have a variety of programs, exhibits, and events that are sure to entertain the whole family. The Discovery Science Place is a children's science museum located in Tyler, in the U.S. state of Texas. The museum is housed in an old car dealership and has been in service to the community since 1993.

Farming and Ranching in Smith County 

  • The elevation ranges from 300 to 600 feet above mean sea level. Mineral resources include petroleum, gas, iron ore, clay, limestone, lignite, and salt. Only 1 to 10 percent of the county is prime farm land. The climate is warm and moist; the annual rainfall averages forty-four inches, and temperatures range from an average low of 33° F in January to an average high of 95° in July. The first freeze is usually late in November and the last early in March; the growing season thus lasts 259 days.
  • Hay, roses, and fruit were among the main agricultural products in the county, and oil and gas extraction firms, educational and medical facilities, and retail shops employed the most workers.
 

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