East Texas Cities and Towns

East Texas Defined

Hot air balloon races in Longview in Upper East Texas
Hot air balloon races in Longview in Upper East Texas

The definition of East Texas varies. There's Upper East Texas and Deep East Texas, and even South East Texas.

As a generality, East Texas is considered to be the region east of Interstate 45, and west of the Louisiana border. The northern border is Oklahoma, while the southern edge is the Gulf of Mexico.

East Texas is comprised of 38 counties, with a population of about 1.9 million residents.

As you visit and navigate East Texas, it is hoped that the mapping provided on this site provides assistance for residents and visitors alike.

Upper East Texas

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.

Nacogdoches Night Life: live music, dance and entertainment
Nighttime scene in downtown Nacogdoches in Deep East Texas

The current population of Upper East Texas totals about 1,149,000 people.

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

Deep East Texas

The 12-county Deep East Texas region stretches from Nacogdoches County south down to Tyler County, and from Trinity County eastward to Newton County on the Louisiana border.

It includes cities such as Nacogdoches, Crockett, Lufkin, Center, Livingston, Woodville and Groveton.

Crockett Street Entertainment District in Beaumont Texas
Crockett Street in Beaumont ... South East Texas

Deep East Texas covers an area of 9,906 square miles, and supports a population of about 371,000 residents.

South East Texas

The 3-county South East Texas region includes Hardin, Orange and Jefferson Counties, and cities such as Orange, Beaumont, Lumberton, and Port Arthur. It borders the Sabine River to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

The population of the 3-county area is about 397,000 residents.

Map of East Texas Counties and Larger Cities

Map of East Texas Counties and Larger Cities



List of East Texas Cities and Towns

There are literally dozens of communities all across East Texas. Among the more well-known cities, towns and unincorporated communities in the East Texas area are the following:

Alba

Alto

Arp

Athens

Atlanta

Avinger

Beaumont

Ben Wheeler

Berryville

Big Sandy

Boston

Bridge City

Brownsboro

Bullard

Burkeville

Canton

Carthage

Center

Chandler

Chapel Hill

Clarksville

Coffee City

Coldspring

Cooper

Corrigan

Crockett

Daingerfield

De Berry

De Kalb

Diana

Diboll

Dogwood City

Earle's Chapel

East Mountain

Edom

Elkhart

Elysian Fields

Emory

Eustace

Evadale

Flint

Frankston

Gallatin

Garden Valley

Gilmer

Gladewater

Golden

Grand Saline

Grapeland

Gresham

Groves

Groveton

Gun Barrel City

Hallsville

Hawkins

Hemphill

Henderson

Hooks

Hughes Springs

Huntington

Jacksonville

Jasper

Jefferson

Joinerville

Karnack

Kilgore

Kirbyville

Kountze

Lamesa

Larue

Lindale

Linden

Livingston

Lone Star

Longview

Lufkin

Lumberton

Mabank

Malakoff

Marshall

Maydelle

Mineola

Mixon

Mount Pleasant

Mount Selman

Mount Vernon

Murchison

Nacogdoches

Neches

Nederland

New Boston

New Chapel Hill

New London

New Summerfield

Newton

Noonday

Omen

Onalaska

Orange

Ore City

Overton

Palestine

Paris

Pittsburg

Port Arthur

Port Neches

Quitman

Reklaw

Rusk

San Augustine

Silsbee

Starrville

Sulphur Springs

Tatum

Teaselville

Tecula

Tenaha

Tennessee Colony

Texarkana

Timpson

Troup

Turnertown

Tyler

Uncertain

Van

Vidor

Waskom

Whitehouse

Wills Point

Winnsboro

Winona

Woodville

Yantis

Zavalla

 

 

East Texas Lifestyle

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

Marshall Texas Wonderland of Lights
Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall during the Wonderland of Lights

From larger cities such as Beaumont and Tyler, to smaller communities such as Paris, Rusk, Jasper, Crockett, and Canton, East Texas offers excellent living and recreational opportunities.

Located in rolling hills, deep woods, prairies 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 East Texas lakes provide fishing, skiing, boating and other recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Popular destinations include Lake Sam Rayburn, Lake Palestine, Lake Fork, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Lake Livingston and others in every corner of East Texas.

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. Spring is crawfish time in Orange and Port Arthur.

And don't miss the ever-popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton.

Texans love their festivals and fairs, as evidenced by the hundreds of these events held each year.  We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, and every type of music that's played here.

Also, be sure to check out our 2022 East Texas calendar of events for other happenings in East Texas.

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.

List of East Texas Counties and County Seats

The following is a list of East Texas counties, county seats and estimated 2020 population:

County Name
County Seat
Population
Area
Anderson Palestine 57,922 Upper East Texas
Angelina Lufkin 86,395 Deep East Texas
Bowie New Boston 92,893 Upper East Texas
Camp Pittsburg 12,464 Upper East Texas
Cass Linden 28,454 Upper East Texas
Cherokee Rusk 50,412 Upper East Texas
Delta Cooper 5,230 Upper East Texas
Franklin Mt. Vernon 10,359 Upper East Texas
Gregg Longview 124,239 Upper East Texas
Hardin Kountze 56,231 South East Texas
Harrison Marshall 68,839 Upper East Texas
Henderson Athens 82,150 Upper East Texas
Hopkins Sulphur Springs 36,787 Upper East Texas
Houston Crockett 22,066 Deep East Texas
Jasper Jasper 32,980 Deep East Texas
Jefferson Beaumont 256,526 South East Texas
Lamar Paris 50,088 Upper East Texas
Marion Jefferson 9,725 Upper East Texas
Morris Daingerfield 11,973 Upper East Texas
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches 64,653 Deep East Texas
Newton Newton 12,217 Deep East Texas
Orange Orange 84,808 South East Texas
Panola Carthage 22,491 Upper East Texas
Polk Livingston 50,123 Deep East Texas
Rains Emory 12,164 Upper East Texas
Red River Clarksville 11,587 Upper East Texas
Rusk Henderson 52,214 Upper East Texas
Sabine Hemphill 9,984 Deep East Texas
San Augustine San Augustine 7,918 Deep East Texas
San Jacinto Coldspring 27,402 Deep East Texas
Shelby Center 24,022 Deep East Texas
Smith Tyler 233,479 Upper East Texas
Titus Mt. Pleasant 31,247 Upper East Texas
Trinity Groveton 13,602 Deep East Texas
Tyler Woodville 19,798 Deep East Texas
Upshur Gilmer 40,892 Upper East Texas
Van Zandt Canton 59,541 Upper East Texas
Wood Quitman 44,843 Upper East Texas
Total - 38 Counties   1,918,718 East Texas

East Texas Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, Vacation Rentals and other lodging options

 


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