Tyler is the county seat of Smith County, in eastern Texas. The city is named for President John Tyler in recognition of his support for Texas' admission to the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 83,650, though a 2005 demographics study commissioned by the city pegged the population at 101,106.


Tyler is referred to as the Rose Capital of America because of its large role in the rose-growing industry; about 20% of commercial rose bushes produced in the U.S. are grown in Tyler and Smith County and more than half of the rose bushes are packaged and shipped from the area. It boasts the nation's largest municipal rose garden and hosts the Texas Rose Festival each October.

Get in

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport offers service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport via American Eagle Airlinesand to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport via Colgan Air Continental Connection.

The city's Tyler Transit buses run daily, excluding Sundays and holidays. Greyhound Lines bus service is available through a downtown terminal.

Get around

Tyler is located adjacent to several major highways. Interstate 20 runs along the north edge of the city, and U.S. Highway 69 runs north-south through the center of town. The city also has access to U.S. Highway 271, Texas State Highway 31, Texas State Highway 155, and Texas State Highway 110.

Texas State Highway Loop 323 was established in 1957 and originally encircled the city, which has continued to grow outside of the loop. Texas State Highway Loop 49, designed to be an "outer loop" around the city, is currently in the process of construction, with the first five-mile segment open for use on August 17th, 2006.




Virtually every regional chain restaurant can be found in Tyler. There is a growing number of excellent local restaurants with various fares that can be found in and around the city.


You can buy alcoholic beverages by the glass inside restaurants and private clubs. As of December 2012 you can purchase wine and beer at any local grocery store or other establishment that is an approved vendor. You cannot buy bottles of liquor within the city limits to consume outside of the clubs or restaurants.


Go next

Routes through Tyler

Fort Worth Dallas  W  E  Kilgore Shreveport
Greenville Emory  N  S  Lufkin Beaumont
END  S  N  Gladewater Mount Pleasant
Corsicana Athens  W  E  Kilgore Longview

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