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ELBERTA, TX

ELBERTA, TEXAS. Elberta is just east of State Highway 110 a mile southeast of Tyler in central Smith County. The site was known as Douglas, when it became a station on the International-Great Northern Railroad in 1872. It was renamed Elberta for the Elberta peaches grown in the area. In 1936 Elberta had a church, a cemetery, and a small cluster of farms. Maps for 1973 showed a sizable community with a church, water tanks, and a water-tank substation.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Smith County Historical Society, Historical Atlas of Smith County (Tyler, Texas: Tyler Print Shop, 1965). Donald W. Whisenhunt, comp., Chronological History of Smith County (Tyler, Texas: Smith County Historical Society, 1983). Albert Woldert, A History of Tyler and Smith County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1948).

Vista K. McCroskey

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Vista K. McCroskey, "ELBERTA, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hte08), accessed February 06, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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