Upper East Texas Area Towns, Places to See, Maps and Travel Information

Athens
Bullard
Canton
Carthage
Edom
Flint
Gilmer
Gladewater
Grand Saline
Gresham
Henderson
Jacksonville
Jefferson
Joinerville
Kilgore
Lindale
Linden
Longview
Lufkin
Marshall
Mineola
Mt. Pleasant
Nacogdoches
Noonday
Palestine
Paris
Pittsburg
Rusk
Sulphur Springs
Texarkana
Tyler
Whitehouse

The 23-county Upper East Texas region stretches from the piney woods bordering Louisiana and Arkansas to the eastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Fall Foliage in East Texas

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are a number of cities and small towns located in several counties, as shown on the maps on this website.

It is now nearly November of 2016, and time to enjoy East Texas fall foliage tours of the ample places to view colorful foliage in its autumn magnificence via a number of scenic drives!

The maples, oaks, gum, elm, beech, hickory, dogwoods, crepe myrtles, Bradford pear, and other species usually come into their peak in late October and November in East Texas. Variations in peak times depend on temperatures, rainfall, wind, and days of sunlight, as well as soil conditions and elevation.

From larger cities such as Tyler and Longview, to smaller communities such as Edom, Flint, Noonday and Gresham, East Texas offers excellent living and recreational opportunities.

Lake Jacksonville, Texas ... dam and lakeview

From Carthage in the east to Grand Saline in the west, from Paris southward to Nacogdoches, East Texas is a great place to live, and visit!

Located in rolling hills, deep woods and pasture land, East Texas has a wide range of appeal, and things to do in the cities and on short road trips.

Over 30 lakes are provide fishing, skiing, boating and other recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Popular destinations include Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine, Lake Fork, Toledo Bend Reservoir and others in every corner of East Texas.

The Graceful Ghost steamboat on tour in Caddo Lake

A large selection of State Parks provide overnight camping venues, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and more.

There are things to do year-round in East Texas! Visit the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler in October, and the Tyler Azalea Trail in the spring. Summer brings balloon races to Longview, and Christmas time is a delight in Marshall. And don't miss the monthly First Monday Trade Days in Canton.

From world-class golf courses, walking trails, cultural attractions, state parks, festivals, antique shopping, fall motoring and art museums, the East Texas area has something for everyone.

As you visit and navigate East Texas, this site provides information on a number of topics, including maps, cities, towns, shopping, hotels, tourism, airports, history, lakes and other pertinent topics for residents and visitors alike.

Popular Travel Stops Today in East Texas

Map of East Texas Counties and Larger Cities

Map of East Texas counties and cities


List and Map of East Texas Counties and County Seats

The following is a list of counties and county seats in upper East Texas:

County Name
County Seat
Anderson Palestine
Bowie New Boston
Camp Pittsburg
Cass Linden
Cherokee Rusk
Delta Cooper
Franklin Mt. Vernon
Gregg Longview
Harrison Marshall
Henderson Athens
Hopkins Sulphur Springs
Lamar Paris
Marion Jefferson
Morris Daingerfield
Panola Carthage
Rains Emory
Red River Clarksville
Rusk Henderson
Smith Tyler
Titus Mt. Pleasant
Upshur Gilmer
Van Zandt Canton
Wood Quitman

Map of the Upper East Texas Counties and county seatsMap of Upper East Texas Counties
Courtesy of the
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

List of Upper East Texas Cities and Towns

Among the cities and towns in the East Texas area are the following:

 

 

Interactive Map of the Upper East Texas Region

We've provided below an interactive Google Map of the Upper East Texas area.

Photo Highlights Around East Texas

Included below are photo highlights from around East Texas and the Piney Woods. All photographs were taken by the staff and Epagentry Design Studios.

Entrance to Stephen F. Austin
State University,
Nacogdoches, Texas

Entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Uncertain Texas on the moss-
draped cypress shores
of Caddo Lake near Karnack

Uncertain Texas - on the moss-draped cypress shores of Caddo Lake near Karnack
Classic home on the
Tyler Azalea Trails in spring

Classic home on the Tyler Azalea Trails in spring
Downtown Bullard Texas
storefronts

The Bullard Cemetery ... circa 1855
First Monday Trade Days ...
a flea-market shopping
extravaganza in Canton Texas

First Monday Trade Days ... a flea-market shopping extravaganza in Canton Texas

Downtown Henderson in the
Piney Woods
of East Texas
Downtown Henderson Texas

Love's Lookout, elevation 713
feet above sea level
near Jacksonville in East Texas

Love's Lookout, elevation 713 feet above sea level
The Shed Cafe, Edom ... home
of cooking & desserts
for over 35 years

The Shed Cafe, Edom, Texas ... legendary home cooking & desserts for over 35 years
The Kiepersol Estates Winery ...
tours and wine
tasting in East Texas near Bullard

The Kiepersol Estates Winery ... tours and wine tasting in East Texas near Bullard The Kiepersol Estates Winery ... tours and wine tasting in East Texas near Bullard
The Lee Daffodil Garden, just south
of Gladewater
on U.S. Highway 271

Field of Daffodils in East Texas near Gladewater


More About East Texas at TylerTexasOnline

East Texas History at TylerTexasOnline