East Texas Cities and Towns

Grand Saline
Gun Barrel City
Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Vernon
New Boston
Sulphur Springs

East Texas Defined

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.

Historic Shelby County Courthouse in Center, Texas
Historic Shelby County Courthouse in Center in Deep East Texas

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.

The current population of Upper East Texas totals about 1,138,000 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 Jasper.

Deep East Texas covers an area of 9,906 square miles, and supports a population of about 370,000 residents.

South East Texas

Hot air balloon races in Longview Texas
Hot air balloon races in Longview Texas

The 3-county South East Texas region includes Hardin, Orange and Jefferson Counties, and cities such as Orange, Beaumont 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 389,000 residents.

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.

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.

Welcome to Nacogdoches, TexasWelcome to Nacogdoches ... in Deep East Texas

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.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, South East TexasShangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, South East Texas

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 2018 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.



Downtown Athens, Texas
Downtown Athens, Texas



Map of East Texas Counties and Larger Cities

Map of East Texas Counties and Larger Cities

List of East Texas Cities and Towns

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


List of East Texas Counties and County Seats

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

County Name
County Seat
Anderson Palestine Upper East Texas
Angelina Lufkin Deep East Texas
Bowie New Boston Upper East Texas
Camp Pittsburg Upper East Texas
Cass Linden Upper East Texas
Cherokee Rusk Upper East Texas
Delta Cooper Upper East Texas
Franklin Mt. Vernon Upper East Texas
Gregg Longview Upper East Texas
Hardin Kountze South East Texas
Harrison Marshall Upper East Texas
Henderson Athens Upper East Texas
Hopkins Sulphur Springs Upper East Texas
Houston Crockett Deep East Texas
Jasper Jasper Deep East Texas
Jefferson Beaumont South East Texas
Lamar Paris Upper East Texas
Marion Jefferson Upper East Texas
Morris Daingerfield Upper East Texas
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Deep East Texas
Newton Newton Deep East Texas
Orange Orange South East Texas
Panola Carthage Upper East Texas
Polk Livingston Deep East Texas
Rains Emory Upper East Texas
Red River Clarksville Upper East Texas
Rusk Henderson Upper East Texas
Sabine Hemphill Deep East Texas
San Augustine San Augustine Deep East Texas
San Jacinto Coldspring Deep East Texas
Shelby Center Deep East Texas
Smith Tyler Upper East Texas
Titus Mt. Pleasant Upper East Texas
Trinity Groveton Deep East Texas
Tyler Woodville Deep East Texas
Upshur Gilmer Upper East Texas
Van Zandt Canton Upper East Texas
Wood Quitman Upper East Texas