East Texas Map
There is something about the red dirt of East Texas which never quite washes out and is as tenacious as an original sin. Antebellum architecture, Dogwood blossoms, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and towns tucked deep in the Piney Woods are emblematic of East Texas. It's a distinct cultural and geographical region where the starry skies are bright in quiet summer nights, where the air sings the soundtrack of Robert Earl Keen classics. The politically conservative people have a detectable Southern drawl and church as well as high school football is their religion.
The region stretches from northeastern corner (near Oklahoma and Louisiana borders) to as far south as the Galveston Bay along the upper coast of Texas.
List of 41 counties in East Texas
Counties included are Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Lamar, Liberty, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker County and Wood County.
The five most populous counties in East Texas are:
Major Cities in East Texas:
- Port Arthur
The city of Houston is not considered a part of East Texas. Palestine, Jacksonville, and Mount Pleasant are other cities in the region. Nacogdoches – the oldest town in the 'Lone Star State' – and San Augustine – the first Anglo settlement in the state – are located in Deep East Texas. East Texas is culturally the westernmost area of the Deep South.
The city of Longview hosts the Great Texas Balloon Race annually. Tyler hosts three-day Texas Rose Festival in October every year. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage. Famous musicians such as Janis Joplin, Miranda Lambert, Johnny Mathis, and Ray Price have East Texas roots. The East Texas Oil Field, comprising 140,000 acres, is one of the largest oil fields in the United States.
Last Updated on: July 3, 2017