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Tyler was named for President John Tyler who was one of the principals in bringing Texas into the Union. Tyler is known for its Roses and Azaleas.

The incorporation date of Tyler: 1846
The population of Tyler is approximately 75,450.

In the heart of the East Texas oil field, Tyler has refineries and other oil-based industries.
The growing city has also become the location of the administrative headquarters of various oil companies.
Tyler has a foundry, in addition to plants that manufacture pipes, tires, and electrical equipment. Although its once-famous rose-growing industry has greatly declined, it still features a huge municipal rose garden and an annual fall rose festival.
Tyler is the seat of a Univ. of Texas campus and Texas College. In the city, which has a symphony orchestra and a civic theater, are a museum of art and a planetarium. Nearby are a number of small lakes as well as a state park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Charming, Great siteseeing, lots of historical buildings...
  • Cons:Wasn't there long enough to find any..
  • In a nutshell:City full of Surprises...
  • Last visit to Tyler: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated Feb 23, 2007
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    We're planning to visit Tyler with friends this March--so anxious to see the beautiful roses and colorful azaleas! Thanks for the tips...regards from Texas

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2005 at 5:05 AM

    Fasxcinating overview of Tyler with its grand architecture, beautiful roses, and historic sistes.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 9:31 PM

    Thanks for the Tyler tips... I had a great time there today!

  • BuickMackane's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2005 at 4:02 PM

    Nice presentation -- I've always been curious about Tyler!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 8:10 PM

    Mmm Suzie, fancy that, rose capital :o) Wow, bet you had a wonderful them here! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • skye820's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2004 at 7:59 PM

    Beautiful page on the Rose Capitol of the US!

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2004 at 4:29 AM

    Adorable! :-) Love your wonderful yelow Rose and that gorgeous Tiger ;-D

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2003 at 5:11 AM

    I never knew Tyler was known for its flowers. It must be beautiful when they're all in bloom.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 8:06 AM

    Very nice page! I like Grand Old Lady hehe building! Who lives there? Hmm... would be good for VT center! Am I wrong?

  • dlandt's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2003 at 9:36 AM

    Small town America can be really beautiful


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