Tyler Texas Geography, Geology & Terrain


Tyler Texas Geography, Geology, and Terrain

Tyler is located in the geographical area of East Texas known as the "Piney Woods", about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, and just south of the Interstate I-20 corridor.

Tyler, the county seat of Smith County, occupies an area of about 50 square-miles, and is at an official altitude of 544 feet (165 meters) above sea level. The terrain surrounding Tyler is mostly forested, gently rolling hills, dotted with ranches, lakes, and pastures.

Smith County spreads over 949 square miles of the East Texas Timberlands region, with two-thirds of this environment covered in post oak, blackjack oak, and tall grasses, and one-third is heavily forested with pine and hardwoods.

The soil varies from sandy prairie loams in the northwest and east to loam-covered clay through the remainder of the county.

The elevation ranges from 300 to 600 feet. Mineral resources include petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, clay, limestone, lignite, and salt. Less than 10% of Smith County is prime farm land.

Other Tyler Texas Mapping Resources

Smith County Interactive GIS System

Smith County Map Downloads

Smith County Appraisal District (SCAD) Interactive Mapping System

Tyler Visitors & Convention Bureau - Tourist Map

Digital Interactive Atlas of Smith County ... courtesy of Texas Tech University

click to link to Tyler Texas as shown in the NationalMap provided by the USGS

Tyler Texas on the National Map - An online, interactive map service of the US Geological Survey

Tyler Texas map using Bing

Tyler Texas map using Yahoo Maps

Flash Earth Satellite View of Tyler

Tyler from MyTopo

Michelin Map of Tyler Texas

ACME Mapper for Tyler

Texas Maps from the University of Texas at Austin


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