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Overton Texas

The City of Overton is located in Smith and Rusk Counties in Upper East Texas on Highway 135. The Smith County portion is part of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Rusk County portion of the city is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The town was named after Major Frank Overton, an early settler and landowner who donated land for the town site. It was platted in 1873 and a post office was granted that same year. Now, in 2023, Overton is celebrating its 150th anniversary!

The city is situated east of Tyler, northeast of Arp, northwest of Henderson, and southwest of Kilgore. To the west lies Lake Tyler.

Overton City Limit

City of Overton

Overton Economic Development Corporation

Smith County

Rusk County

Overton Independent School District

Lake Tyler

Population 2,275 residents in the 2020 Federal Census
Area Code 903
Zip Code 75684


Interactive Map of Overton Texas (courtesy of Google)

Map of East Texas

Map of East Texas

Lake Tyler

Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just west of Overton, Texas.

These are the largest lakes in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Palestine.

Lake Tyler in East Texas

The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serve as the major water supply source to the Tyler metro area.

Popular recreational activities include boating, water skiing, fishing, camping at Camp Tyler, hiking and swimming.

In addition, numerous homesites and waterfront lots make this a popular residential area with unlimited real estate options, from weekend camps to year-round upscale homes.

For more information about fishing, boating, maps, lodging, photographs, visit www.Lake-Tyler.com

Other East Texas Attractions

While visiting the Overton area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:

    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
    • Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas, Gusher Days, Roundup Rodeo, Helen Lee Daffodil Gardens
    • Gilmer - East Texas Yamboree, Historic Upshur Museum, Lake Gilmer
    • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
    • Joinerville Texas - Daisy Bradford oil discovery monuments and Great East Texas Oilfield markers, Gaston Museum
    • Longview - Gregg County Fair & Exposition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, R.G. LeTourneau Museum, Great Texas Balloon Race, historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
    • Marshall - Michelson Museum of Art, Starr Family home State Historic Park, Harrison County Historical Museum, Ginocchio Hotel, T&P Railroad Museum, Christmas Wonderland of Lights
    • Carthage - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, East Texas Oil & Gas Blast, Piney Woods Quilt Festival Rode Jamboree
    • Henderson - Heritage Syrup Festival, Howard Dickinson House Museum, Depot Museum, antique shopping, Historic Downtown Square
    • Jefferson - antiques, Jay Gould's railroad car, Jefferson Carnegie Library, steam train rides, steamboats on Caddo Lake, B&Bs
    • Tyler - Municipal Rose Garden, TJC Planetarium, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Museum of Art, Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine, Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Cotton Belt Depot, Goodman-LeGrand House
    • Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants

Lodging Options in the Overton Area