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Gilmer is a small city located in Upshur County in eastern Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,905. The town is known for being the hometown of singers Johnny Mathis and Don Henley, lead singer of the Eagles band. The town is named for a former U.S. States Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Walker Gilmer. Gilmer is home to Lake Gilmer in the heart of East Texas, about 20 miles north of the town of Longview and 40 miles east of the town of Tyler. It's a cozy, small town, quiet and peaceful, far away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities. Lake Gilmer is only four miles from downtown Gilmer. It has 1,010 surface acres of water and is stocked with largemouth bass, black crappie and channel catfish. There is a swimming area, and hiking and nature trails and picnic areas have been developed around the lake. The town of Gilmer is also home to one of the oldest continuous festivals in the state of Texas - the East Texas Yamboree. Approximately 100,000 people attend this four-day event each October. Other attractions include the Gilmer Civic Center, which hosts events such as wrestling matches, local bands, wedding receptions and proms.

Surrounding areas: Holly Lake, Texas (15.3 mi), Holly Lake Ranch, Texas (15.3 mi), Pittsburg, Texas (18.5 mi), Lake O The Pines, Texas (19.4 mi), Daingerfield, Texas (24.5 mi), Avinger, Texas (25.4 mi), Mineola, Texas (32.1 mi)

Gilmer Vacation Rentals

Gilmer Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Gladewater1009 East BroadwayGladewater, TX13.4 mi.(903) 845-8003
Wingate Inn-longview431 Ne Loop 281Longview, TX16.9 mi.(903) 663-3196
Holiday Inn Express & Suites300 Tuttle CirLongview, TX17.1 mi.(903) 663-6464
Longview Comfort Suites3307 N 4th StLongview, TX17.8 mi.(903) 663-4991
Longview Fairfield Inn3305 N 4TH StLongview, TX17.8 mi.(903) 663-1995
Ramada LTD Suites419 Spur 63Longview, TX19.1 mi.(903) 757-0500
Homewood Suites205 W Spur 63Longview, TX19.4 mi.(903) 234-0214
Quality Inn203 N Spur 63Longview, TX19.4 mi.(903) 757-7858
Guest Inn605 N Acess RdLongview, TX19.7 mi.(903) 753-0350
Wingate Inn Longview431 North East Loop 281Longview, TX19.7 mi.(903) 663-3196
Globe Inn Motel1300 E Marshall AveLongview, TX21.1 mi.(903) 758-8263
Stratford House Inn3100 Estes PkwyLongview, TX23.0 mi.(903) 758-4322
Holiday Inn Longview Conference CNTR3119 Estes PkwyLongview, TX23.2 mi.(903) 758-0700
Hampton Inn Longview112 South Access RdLongview, TX23.4 mi.(903) 758-0959
Motel 6 #0158 Longview110 West Access RdLongview, TX23.4 mi.(903) 758-5256
Travelodge Longview3304 S Eastman RdLongview, TX23.4 mi.(903) 758-0711
Baymont Inn502 S Access RdLongview, TX23.5 mi.(903) 757-3663
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suite900 S Access RdLongview, TX23.6 mi.(903) 247-3000
Microtel Inn & Suites803 n Access RdLongview, TX23.6 mi.(903) 234-2001
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3298 US Hwy 259 NKilgore, TX24.0 mi.(903) 986-3533
Ramada Inn Kilgore3501 Hwy 259 NKilgore, TX24.0 mi.(903) 983-3456
Comfort Inn2515 W Ferguson RdMT Pleasant, TX29.9 mi.(903) 577-7553
Days Inn2501 W Ferguson RdMT Pleasant, TX29.9 mi.(903) 577-0152
Executive Inn2502 W Ferguson RdMT Pleasant, TX29.9 mi.(903) 572-6611
Bed & Breakfast
Carson House Inn & Grill302 Mt Pleasant StPittsburg, TX18.5 mi.(903) 856-2468

Gilmer Weather & Climate

The Northeast Texas Piney Woods region lies in a humid subtropical climate zone. This region in eastern Texas receives more rainfall than any other region in the state - more than 60 inches annually. While coastal sections see the most cloudy days statewide, northern sections see the most sunny days. This area is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, generally in the springtime. The heat of summer is intensified by high humidity. During winter and spring along the immediate coast, temperatures are kept cool by relatively cool Gulf waters. In late winter and early spring, dense fog, called advection fog, can form when warm air moves over the cool shelf waters. The region is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although plenty of warning is generally given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 31°F 3.51 in. -
February 60°F 35°F 3.58 in. -
March 68°F 42°F 4.38 in. -
April 75°F 49°F 4.12 in. -
May 82°F 59°F 4.41 in. -
June 89°F 66°F 4.13 in. -
July 93°F 70°F 3.04 in. -
August 93°F 68°F 2.50 in. -
September 87°F 62°F 3.84 in. -
October 77°F 50°F 4.47 in. -
November 66°F 41°F 4.75 in. -
December 57°F 33°F 4.35 in. -

Gilmer Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the East Texas Regional airport (GGG) located about 27 miles south of Gilmer in Longview, Texas, the Tyler Pounds Regional airport (TYR) located approximately 37 miles southwest of Gilmer in Tyler, Texas, the Shreveport Regional airport (SHV) located roughly 67 miles southeast of Gilmer in Shreveport, Louisiana, and finally the Majors airport (GVT) located around 69 miles northwest of Gilmer in Greenville, Texas.

Gilmer Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Hamel's ParkShreveportLA70.8 mi.
Water Parks
Water TownShreveportLA70.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Ambassador Hills Golf ClubBig SandyTX13.8 mi.
Longview Country ClubLongviewTX17.5 mi.
Princedale Country ClubPittsburgTX18.1 mi.
Alpine Golf ClubLongviewTX19.7 mi.
Cherokee Country Golf AssociationLongviewTX19.7 mi.
Divine Nine & Alpine Target GolfLongviewTX19.7 mi.
Wood Hollow Golf ClubLongviewTX19.7 mi.
Cypress Creek Country ClubScrogginsTX21.6 mi.
Beaver Brook Country ClubDaingerfieldTX24.5 mi.
State Parks
Daingerfield State ParkTX23.8 mi. 
Lake Bob Sandlin State ParkTX24.4 mi. 
Tyler State ParkTX27.0 mi. 
Longview Museum of Fine ArtsLongviewTX19.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX33.4 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX96.9 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX108.0 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX108.0 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX108.0 mi.

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