East Texas Cities and Towns

Alba
Athens
Beaumont
Ben Wheeler
Bullard
Canton
Carthage
Center
Chandler
Crockett
Edom
Flint
Gilmer
Gladewater
Grand Saline
Gresham
Gun Barrel City
Henderson
Jacksonville
Jefferson
Joinerville
Kilgore
Lindale
Linden
Longview
Lufkin
Marshall
Mineola
Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Vernon
Nacogdoches
New Boston
Noonday
Orange
Paris
Palestine
Pittsburg
Port Arthur
Quitman
Rusk
Sulphur Springs
Texarkana
Tyler
Van
Waskom
Whitehouse

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Crockett Street Entertainment District in Beaumont Texas
Crockett Street in Beaumont

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.

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

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 2020 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.

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

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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 East Texas counties, county seats and estimated 2017 population:

County Name
County Seat
Population
Area
Anderson Palestine 57,741 Upper East Texas
Angelina Lufkin 87,805 Deep East Texas
Bowie New Boston 94,012 Upper East Texas
Camp Pittsburg 12,855 Upper East Texas
Cass Linden 30,012 Upper East Texas
Cherokee Rusk 52,240 Upper East Texas
Delta Cooper 5,298 Upper East Texas
Franklin Mt. Vernon 10,767 Upper East Texas
Gregg Longview 123,367 Upper East Texas
Hardin Kountze 57,139 South East Texas
Harrison Marshall 66,661 Upper East Texas
Henderson Athens 81,064 Upper East Texas
Hopkins Sulphur Springs 36,496 Upper East Texas
Houston Crockett 23,021 Deep East Texas
Jasper Jasper 35,561 Deep East Texas
Jefferson Beaumont 256,299 South East Texas
Lamar Paris 49,587 Upper East Texas
Marion Jefferson 10,064 Upper East Texas
Morris Daingerfield 12,467 Upper East Texas
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches 65,580 Deep East Texas
Newton Newton 13,952 Deep East Texas
Orange Orange 85,047 South East Texas
Panola Carthage 23,243 Upper East Texas
Polk Livingston 49,162 Deep East Texas
Rains Emory 11,762 Upper East Texas
Red River Clarksville 12,229 Upper East Texas
Rusk Henderson 52,833 Upper East Texas
Sabine Hemphill 10,461 Deep East Texas
San Augustine San Augustine 8,253 Deep East Texas
San Jacinto Coldspring 28,270 Deep East Texas
Shelby Center 25,513 Deep East Texas
Smith Tyler 227,727 Upper East Texas
Titus Mt. Pleasant 32,904 Upper East Texas
Trinity Groveton 14,667 Deep East Texas
Tyler Woodville 21,539 Deep East Texas
Upshur Gilmer 41,281 Upper East Texas
Van Zandt Canton 55,182 Upper East Texas
Wood Quitman 44,314 Upper East Texas
Total - 38 Counties   1,926,375 East Texas

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