The mission of the Tyler County AgriLife Extension is responding to the community based needs of people in the County. We are committed to identifying the public’s needs and build support along the way. Tyler County is located in Southeast Texas with 922 square miles consisting of 588,000 acres. It is bordered on the east by Jasper County, on the south by Hardin County, on the west by Polk County and Angelina County on the north. The county compromises 908 square miles of the East Texas timberlands, an area densely forested with pines and a great variety of hardwoods. It contains two units and parts of two more of the twelve units of the Big Thicket National Preserve established by Congress in 1974. The land is gently rolling, with an elevation ranging from 100 to400 feet above sea level. Northern and eastern Tyler county is drained to the Neches River via Caney, Russell, Billiams, Pamlin, Wolf, Theuvenins and Rush Creek. Tyler County is named after John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States.