South East Texas
The East Texas Region
Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, South East Texas
East Texas is generally considered to be the region east of Interstate 45, and west of the Louisiana border.
The northern border is Oklahoma, and the southern edge is the Gulf of Mexico.
East Texas is frequently sub-divided into three areas: Upper East Texas, Deep East Texas, and South East Texas.
The 3-county South East Texas area 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. Deep East Texas lies to the north.
Interstate Highway 10 runs through the area in an east-west alignment. Other important highways running generally in a north-south direction include U.S. 69, U.S. 96 and U.S. 287.
The population of the 3-county area is about 389,000 residents.
Map Showing Location of South East Texas
Map of South East Texas Counties and Major Cities
Crockett Street Entertainment District in Beaumont
List of South East Texas Counties and County Seats
The following is a list of counties and county seats in East Texas, with links to the official website of each county:
South East Texas City Governments and City Websites
List of South East Texas Cities and Towns
Among the cities and towns in the South East Texas area are the following: