Upper East Texas

Upper East Texas Cities

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

Caddo Lake in East TexasCaddo Lake in Upper East Texas

East Texas Boundaries

As a generality, East Texas is considered to be the region east of Interstate 45, and west of the Louisiana border.

The northern border of East Texas reaches Oklahoma, while the southern edge touches the Gulf of Mexico near Port Arthur.

Three areas of East Texas are commonly defined: Upper East Texas in the Piney Woods near Arkansas and Oklahoma, Deep East Texas further south, and South East Texas closer to the Gulf Coast.

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.

Hot air balloon races in Longview Texas
Hot air balloon races in Longview 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.

About 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 population of Upper East Texas is about 1,138,000 residents. The most populous counties are Smith, Gregg, and Bowie.

From larger cities such as Tyler and Longview, to smaller communities such as Atlanta, Jefferson, Rusk and Gun Barrel City, Upper East Texas offers excellent living and recreational opportunities.

Harrison County Courthouse, Marshall, TexasHarrison County Courthouse in Marshall, Texas

Located in rolling hills, deep woods and pasture land, Upper East Texas has a wide range of appeal, and things to do in the cities and on short road trips.

From world-class golf courses, walking trails, cultural attractions, state parks, festivals, antique shopping, fall motoring and art museums, the Upper East Texas area has something for everyone!

Map of Upper East Texas Counties and Cities

Map of Upper East Texas Counties and Cities


List of Upper East Texas Counties and County Seats

The following is a list of counties and county seats in Upper East Texas:

County Name
County Seat
Anderson Palestine
Bowie New Boston
Camp Pittsburg
Cass Linden
Cherokee Rusk
Delta Cooper
Franklin Mt. Vernon
Gregg Longview
Harrison Marshall
Henderson Athens
Hopkins Sulphur Springs
Lamar Paris
Marion Jefferson
Morris Daingerfield
Panola Carthage
Rains Emory
Red River Clarksville
Rusk Henderson
Smith Tyler
Titus Mt. Pleasant
Upshur Gilmer
Van Zandt Canton
Wood Quitman

List of Upper East Texas Cities and Towns

Among the cities and towns in the Upper East Texas area are the following: