Located southwest of Tyler on Highway 155 is the community of Noonday, in Smith County. Settled in the 1860s, the town was granted a post office in 1880.
The population of Noonday is listed at 612 residents in the 2020 Federal Census. The Noonday Area Code is 903.
Most businesses in Noonday have a Flint, Texas address. The Flint Post Office is assigned Zip Code 75762, and is located in the strip mall at 10668 FM 346. FM 2868 runs east from Noonday to Flint from Texas Highway 155.
Noonday is well known for the "Noonday Onion" which is widely considered one of the sweetest onions available anywhere in the USA. An onion must be grown within a 10-mile radius of Noonday in order to be considered a "Noonday Onion".
Welcome to the Towers ... at Pine Cove
on Lake Palestine (staff photo)
Every year, growers compete for the sweetest onion at the Noonday Onion Championship in May. Onions are shipped across the nation to people who have tasted the sweet onions and only want those with the Noonday name. For more information, contact the Sweet Noonday Onion Growers Association, P.O. Box 157, Flint, TX 75762
Lake Palestine is located about 10 miles southwest of Noonday, on Texas Highway 155, and is the result of a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962. It is the largest lake in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Tyler.
Lake Palestine offers something for everyone, with boating, skiing, and fishing all being popular activities.
Noonday, Texas City Hall (staff photo)
Noonday public services are concentrated in one building (see photo to the right), housing the Noonday City Hall, Noonday Community Center, and Noonday Library.
For more information on Board of Alderman, City Council meetings, and city departments, we recommend a visit to the official website of the City of Noonday.
You may also want to visit the Noonday Community Library.
The area is protected by the Noonday Volunteer Fire Department.
Several businesses are located in Noonday, such as the famous Noonday Store, located at the intersection of Highway 155 and Big Eddy Road (see photo below).
We've stopped there for years for breakfast and lunch, for their hamburgers, prime steak meat market, fresh groceries, vegetables, groceries, cold drinks, and more ... plus gasoline and fresh flowers.
We love the Noonday Store! Call the Noonday Store at 903.534.9498 for more information.
Growth continues in the Noonday area, including the new Noonday Dairy Queen which opened in the summer of 2015 at the corner of Hwy 155 and Saline Creek Road.
A Sonic Drive-in and Taco Bell are located at the intersection of 155 and 2661, across from Brookshires.
Businesses in the area include:
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Clinic at Lake Palestinee, just south of Noonday on Highway 155
The famous Noonday Store ... and its breakfast and hamburgers
Noonday Tractor and Auction, on Texas Highway 155
ETMC Lake Palestine location, Highway 155, north of the lake, south of Noonday
Tyler is the closest large city to Noonday, and offers a full range of hotels, motels, B&Bs and other lodging and accommodations.
Accommodations in nearby Tyler include a Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Homewood Suites, and others.
Most visitors to the Noonday area choose to stay in nearby Tyler, or at accomodations around Lake Palestine.
Noonday intersection of Big Eddy Road and Rushing Road, near Highway 155
Noonday Texas Community Library, Food Pantry and City Hall Sign
Noonday Texas City Hall, Community Center, and Library
Noonday Texas Veterans Monument, adjacent to City Hall
Noonday Texas Veterans Monument
"This monument is in memory of those who served our country
from the Noonday community"
About 40 miles west of Noonday is Canton, home of the world famous First Monday Trade Days.
While visiting Noonday and the Tyler area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions: