NAME: Browning
COUNTY: Smith County
CLIMATE: Hot Summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Fall, Winter
COMMENTS: East of Tyler on Farm to Market Road 2767 at County Road 370. See the Roads of Texas Page 74 Fb
REMAINS: Scattered dwelling in the area
The community was named for early settler Isaiah Browning, who arrived in the area around 1850 from Oxford, Mississippi. The community had a post office from 1879 to 1898 and again from 1899 to 1902 when the office was transferred to Starrville. Browning community had cotton gin, gristmill, a general store, a sawmill, a church, a district school, and a saloon. For more information on the community see the New Handbook of Texas Vol. 1 page 773. Submitted by: Texas Wandergoing, Inc.