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East Texas Towns

East Texas is where the Old South meets the New West. Everything you would expect from Texas is here, and much more. State forests, lakes and rivers, historic squares, festivals, rodeos, unique shopping and even vibrant fall colors! * East Texas Map Towns Guide: Solid red counties are the Core of East Texas - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FYI East Texas wants to help connect you with East Texas! Our East Texas Towns link list will connect you to any East Texas Town’s Chamber of Commerce Website or Visitor & Convention Bureau.
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Alba, Texas

The Little City with a Big Heart
A pioneer town with history that goes back to 1841. Lake Fork is known to have some of the best catfish and crappie fishing in North Texas.

Alto, Texas

Originally known as Branchtown, Alto is now a tomato growing center in the redland belt. The retirement home of legendary coach Steve McCarty.

Arp, Texas

In 1872 the community was known as Jarvis Switch, a stop on the Great Northern Railroad, re-named after William Arp. The first successful oil well in the county was drilled near Arp.

Athens, Texas

Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World
The county seat of Henderson County, named Athens, for Athens Greece, in hope that the town would become a cultural center. Home of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
Athens Visitor Initiative Program
Chamber of Commerce

Avinger, Texas

One of the 3 Texas towns on the Texas Wildflower Trail.

Brownsboro, Texas

Originally called Normandy and was settled by Norwegian immigrants in the middle 1840s.

Bullard, Texas

AKA Etna, Texas & Hewsville, Texas. This Texas town has been named 3 different times, Etna in 1867, Hewsville in 1870, then re-named after John and Emma Bullard's store in 1883.

Canton, Texas

Home of "World Famous" First Monday Trade Days. 150-acres of Flea Market - Discover the "Granddaddy of them all" in Canton.
Chamber of Commerce

Carthage, Texas

Home of Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, & The Tex Ritter Museum.

Center, Texas

The "center" of Shelby County
Many historical sites in this East Texas town - the Shelby County courthouse was built in 1885 and was designed as an Irish castle, to name one of many.

Chandler, Texas

The "City with a Heart"
and the gateway to beautiful Lake Palestine. The Shelby County courthouse was built in 1885 and was designed as an Irish castle, to name one of many.
Chamber of Commerce

Crockett, Texas

Paradise in the Pines
Crockett, the county seat and largest community in Houston County, was named for David Crockett, who camped at the Davy Crockett Spring on his way to the Alamo.

Cuney, Texas

Settled by freed slaves, Cuney, Texas was once known as Andy, named after Andrew Bragg, first black landowner. 1914 Andy was re-named in honor of a local investor's son, Cuney Price.

Daingerfield, Texas

The county seat of Morris County since 1877. It is claimed the first Europeans to visit the area camped by a spring near what is now the center of town around 1740.

Edom, Texas

A Great Place to Call Home
A small East Texas village known for its arts and crafts exhibitors. First established several miles from its present location in 1849, Edom is the third oldest town in Van Zandt County.
City of Edom, Texas

Edom Area Chamber of Commerce

Elkhart, Texas

Named after a friendly Native American, who assisted the Pilgrim Settlers survival, in 1851. Elkhart became a minor resort in the late 1800s due to nearby mineral waters.

Emory, Texas

Originally known as Springville, for the many springs in the area, re-named to honor settler Emory Rains, in 1870.
City of Emory Development Corp.

Lake Fork Area
Chamber of Commerce

Flint, Texas

Named for local landowner Robert Flynt. Renamed in 1887 as Flint, when postmaster Charles Brown misspelled the name on application forms.

Frankston, Texas

Originally called Ayers and founded in 1902. Frankston was re-named after Miss Frankie Miller, who donated land for the downtown city park.
Lake Palestine Area ~ Frankston
Chamber of Commerce

Gallatin, Texas

Gallatin is an incorporated farming community, first settled in the late 1840s, but a community did not develop until 1902.

Gilmer, Texas

Home of the Yamboree
Gilmer, the county seat of Upshur County, was named for Thomas W. Gilmer. Over 35 official state historical markers to help make the East Texas town a living history lesson.

Gladewater, Texas

Antique Capital of East Texas
Founded by the Texas and Pacific Railway Company in 1873, Gladewater moved from an oil-oriented town to be better known for it's antique shops in the 1990s.

Grand Saline, Texas

Salt Capital of Texas
Home of Morton Salt & One of Texas' more unusual structures - The Salt Palace, constructed in 1977 for Grand Saline's Annual Salt Festival.
Chamber of Commerce

Gun Barrel City, Texas

"We Shoot Straight with You"
The city takes its name from a former road, Gun Barrel Lane (which is now State Highway 198).
City of Gun Barrel City

Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation

Cedar Creek Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce

Hawkins, Texas

Pancake Capital of Texas

Henderson, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville, Texas

Jefferson, Texas

"Riverport to the Southwest"
Named for Thomas Jefferson and the County seat for Marion county. As you stand on the banks of the Big Cypress you’ll get a sense of days gone by.
Chamber of Commerce

Kilgore, Texas

Oil Capital of Texas
Chamber of Commerce

Lake Palestine, Texas

Lindale, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

City of Lindale

Linden, Texas


Lone Star, Texas


Longview, Texas

Purple Martin Capital of Texas
City of Longview
Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lufkin, Texas

Heart of the Texas Forest Country
Where wilderness meets culture, there's Lufkin. Lufkin, Texas is the County Seat of Angelina County.
City of Lufkin

Lufkin ~ Angelina County
Chamber of Commerce

Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Malakof, Texas


Marshall, Texas*

Maydelle, Texas


Mineola, Texas

      Mineola, Texas - The Birding Capital of East Texas
The Birding Capital of East Texas
City of Mineola
Mineola Chamber of Commerce

Mount Pleasant, Texas


Nacogdaches, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas - The Oldest Twon in Texas
The Oldest Town in Texas

Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Summerfield, Texas


New Chapel Hill, Texas

New Chapel Hill, Texas grew up in the 1960s and was incorporated into East Texas Towns in the early 1980s

New York, Texas


Noonday, Texas


Overton, Texas

Palestine, Texas*

Chamber of Commerce

Palestine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pittsburg, Texas

The Official Main Street City
City of Pittsburg
Chamber of Commerce

Quitman, Texas

City of Quitman

Chamber of Commerce

Rusk, Texas

City of Rusk

Chamber of Commerce

San Augustine, Texas

The Cradle of Texas Independence
Chamber of Commerce

City of San Augustine

Sulpher Springs, Texas

Great Parks - Great People
Chamber of Commerce

City of Sulphur Springs

Tatum, Texas

Tatum Economic Development Dept

Troup, Texas

The Good Neighbor Town
Chamber of Commerce

Tyler, Texas

America's Rose Capital

Chamber of Commerce

Convention & Visitors Bureau

Economic Development Council

Main Street Tyler

The City of Tyler

Van, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

Van Economic Development Corp.

Wells, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

City of San Augustine

Whitehouse, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

City of Whitehouse

Wills Point, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

Winnsboro, Texas

Chamber of Commerce

City of Winnsboro

Winona, Texas


† East Texas Town Facts References: Listed East Texas Town Community web sites,
Handbook of Texas Online, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Official Capital Designations

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