Welcome to Noonday Texas!

Noonday Texas City Limit Sign ... Population 777

Located southwest of Tyler on Highway 155 is the community of Noonday, in Smith County. Settled in the 1860s, the town was granted a post office in 1880.

Lake Palestine lies to the west of Noonday, via Big Eddy Road, CR 1261. To the east of Noonday is the community of Gresham, via Saline Creek Road, CR168, and Flint via FM 2868.

The population of Noonday is listed at 777 residents. The Noonday Area Code is 903.

Most businesses in Noonday have a Flint, Texas address. The Flint Post Office is assigned Zip Code 75762, and is located in the strip mall at 10668 FM 346.

Growth continues in the Noonday area, including the new Noonday Dairy Queen which opened in the summer of 2015 at the corner of Hwy 155 and Saline Creek Road.

Noonday Onions

Noonday is well known for the "Noonday Onion" which is widely considered one of the sweetest onions available anywhere in the USA. An onion must be grown within a 10-mile radius of Noonday in order to be considered a "Noonday Onion".

Welcome to the Towers ... at Pine Cove Welcome to the Towers ... at Pine Cove
on Lake Palestine (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)

Every year, growers compete for the sweetest onion at the Noonday Onion Championship in May. Onions are shipped across the nation to people who have tasted the sweet onions and only want those with the Noonday name. For more information, contact the Sweet Noonday Onion Growers Association, P.O. Box 157, Flint, TX 75762

Certified Noonday Sweet Onions

Lake Palestine

Lake Palestine is located about 10 miles southwest of Noonday, on Texas Highway 155, and is the result of a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962. It is the largest lake in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Tyler.

Photo of the Noonday, Texas City HallNoonday, Texas City Hall (staff photo)

Lake Palestine offers something for everyone, with boating, skiing, and fishing all being popular activities. Close to Noonday and on the shores of Lake Palestine is the popular Pine Cove Christian Camps, a large multi-venue facility offering both summer, and year-round, camping, retreats, conferences and outdoor education for youths and families. We've been associated with Pine Cove since the early 1990s, and still are in 2015!

Noonday City Services

Noonday public services are concentrated in one building (see photo to the right), housing the Noonday City Hall, Noonday Community Center, and Noonday Library.

For more information on Board of Alderman, City Council meetings, and city departments, we recommend a visit to the official website of the City of Noonday. You may also want to visit the Noonday Community Library.

The area is protected by the Noonday Volunteer Fire Department.

Motels and Accommodations near Noonday Texas

Accommodations in nearby Tyler include a Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Country Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, and others.

 

Map of Noonday Texas (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Noonday Texas Photo Gallery Highlights

Noonday Texas Community Library, Food Pantry and City Hall Sign
Noonday Texas Community Library, Food Pantry and City Hall Sign

Noonday Texas City Hall, Community Center, and Library
Noonday Texas City Hall, Community Center, and Library

Noonday Texas Veterans Monument, adjacent to City Hall
Noonday Texas Veterans Monument

Noonday Texas Veterans Monument
"This monument is in memory of those who served our country
from the Noonday community"

Noonday Texas Veterans Monument

Noonday intersection of Big Eddy Road and Rushing Road, near Highway 155
Noonday intersection of Big Eddy Road and Rushing Road, near Highway 155

FM 2868 runs east from Noonday to Flint from Texas Highway 155
FM 2868 runs east from Noonday to Flint from Texas Highway 155

Noonday Area Attractions

About 40 miles west of Noonday is Canton, home of the world famous First Monday Trade Days.

While visiting Noonday and the Tyler area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:

  • Side trips ... from Tyler Texas
    Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69
  • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
  • Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
  • Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
  • Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
  • Bullard - just south of Tyler, home of wineries and the Freedom Museum

For more information, contact us at NoondayTexas.com