Grand Saline Texas


Located northwest of Tyler at the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and Texas Highway 110 is the City of Grand Saline in Van Zandt County. Its population is about 3,000 residents. Elevation is 400 feet above sea level.

The name of Grand Saline was based on the large salt deposits located in the area, mined today by the Morton Salt Company.

About 15 miles to the southeast of Grand Saline is Canton, home of the world famous First Monday Trade Days.

Other communities located on historic U.S. Highway 80 include Mineola, Gladewater, Longview and Marshall to the east.

Grand Saline Hotels, Motels and Accommodations

Nearby Canton has several motels, hotels and other accommodations.

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Grand Saline Texas Tourism and Attractions

Popular Grand Saline area attractions include the Salt Palace, located downtown, and area lakes.

While visiting Grand Saline and the Tyler area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:

    • Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69
    • Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
    • Athens - Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
    • Canton - home of First Monday Trade Days
    • Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas
    • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
    • Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
    • Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
    • Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
    • Bullard - just south of Tyler, home of wineries and the Freedom Museum

Other Things to Do Near Grand Saline Texas

Historical Postcard - Westward Ho Motor Lodge and Cafe
U.S. Highway 80, Grand Saline, Texas
Historical Postcard - Westward Ho Motor Lodge and Cafe, Grand Saline Texas on US Highway 80

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