GALILEE, TX (SMITH COUNTY)
GALILEE, TEXAS (Smith County). Galilee is six miles west of Tyler in western Smith County. Lake Placid is two miles to its east. The area, originally part of the huge Thomas Quevado land grant, was once known as Seven Leagues because of the grant's massive size. Settlement in the vicinity was slow because the land's owners, James, Benedict, and Mary McFaddin, kept it off the market until 1870. By 1903 the area was still sparsely inhabited. The 1936 county highway map, however, showed Galilee with two churches, a cemetery, and a school, which in the mid-1930s had three teachers and 117 black elementary school students. By 1952 the Galilee school and other local rural schools had been absorbed by the Noonday Independent School District, which later became part of the Bullard Independent School District. In 1966 Galilee consisted of a church, a cemetery, and a few scattered farms. In 1973 the settlement was identified as a church community. It was still shown on the 1981 county highway map. In 2000 the population was 150.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vista K. McCroskey, "Galilee, TX (Smith County)," accessed May 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrg66.
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