:: Deaf People in History: Day 5 – Erastus Smith ::

People – Erastus (Deaf) Smith

From Jamie Berke,
Your Guide to Deafness.

He Got A County Named After Him

Q: What deaf man has an entire county in Texas named after him? A: Erastus “Deaf” Smith, 1787-1837.

Erastus Smith Web Biographies

  • Many biographies are available on the web about Erastus Smith. These are the best ones:
  • Lsjunction.com – One page biography, with one large photo.
    Handbook of Texas – Long biography on one page, no illustrations.

Books andChapters on Erastus Smith

There are chapters in books on deaf historic figures, plus entire books, written about Erastus Smith:


  • Deaf Smith: Scout, Spy, and Texas Hero (compare prices)- This book is by Eakin Press.


  • Great Deaf Americans (compare prices) – This book from Deaf Life Press includes a chapter on Smith.
  • Movers and Shakers (compare prices) – This book from DawnSignPress includes a chapter on Smith.

Deaf Smith County

In Deaf Smith County, Texas, which is named after Erastus Smith, there is a museum about the early days of the county. Continue

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