Tyler is a city in the north eastern part of Texas and is in Smith County, where it is the county seat. The U.S. Census Bureau had estimated the population of Tyler to be just over one hundred thousand residents in 2008. Some of the surrounding cities are the Town of Flint, the City of Noonday, and The Town of Gresham. The city of Tyler, Texas was named after the United States President John Tyler after his efforts to make Texas a part of the country. Tyler is the birthplace of the famous “Adopt-a-Highway” campaign in 1985. The local Civitan chapter was the first to participate, naming a two mile long portion of U.S. Highway 69. One of the major attractions to Tyler is the Caldwell Zoo. The city also home to several golf courses and local museums, as well as Lake Tyler and Lake Palestine. The state park in Tyler, which is named after the city, is a popular destination with activities including camping, boating, and trails for hiking and mountain biking. Details about these and other great attractions found in Tyler can be found in the Texas yellow pages.Tyler has a considerable portion of the U.S. rose growing industry, roughly 20%, and it has given the city the nickname “The Rose Capital of America.” To learn more about the local roses industry or other local businesses you can check out the business directory. In October every year, you can find the Texas Rose Festival right here in Tyler along with the one hundred thousand people who attend. Tyler is also the site for the annual East Texas Fair.
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