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Welcome to Overton ...

The city of Overton is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Overton is primarily located in Rusk County<1>. A portion of Overton extends into Smith County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Overton has a population of 2,508 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Overton.

The community of Overton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Overton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Overton: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Overton: 75684<5>

Websites for Overton ...

Official Website: www.ci.overton.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Overton had an population of 2,508 people. This is a decrease of 1.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Overton had a population of 2,554 people. This makes Overton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Overton represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 507th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,554 people, the population of Overton increased 8.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,350 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Overton.

Communities Also Named Overton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Overton - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Overton.

Communities near Overton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Overton.

  • Tyler [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
    • Tyler [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,222 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<7>
  • Kilgore [Gregg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
    • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,857 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilgore<7>
  • Henderson [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<7>
  • Whitehouse [Smith County]
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    • Whitehouse [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehouse<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gladewater [Gregg County]
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      • Gladewater [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladewater have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladewater<7>
    • White Oak [Gregg County]
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      • White Oak [Gregg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak<7>
    • Troup [Cherokee County]
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      • Troup [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troup have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup<7>
    • Arp [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
      • Arp [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arp have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp<7>
    • Lakeport [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
      • Lakeport [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeport<7>
    • Clarksville City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville City
      • Clarksville City [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Overton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Overton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Overton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Overton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Overton. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Overton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Overton ...

Looking for more information about Overton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Overton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Overton.

Adding Overton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Overton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Overton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Overton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Overton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Rusk County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Overton: www.ci.overton.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Rusk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Overton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Overton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Overton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Overton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Overton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Overton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OvertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2744, Longitude: -94.9785    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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