The county of Tyler, located in the south-eastern region of the Texas state, was established and organized in 1846. It was named after John Tyler, the 10th U.S. President. Although Tyler County is a heavily-timbered area; it features numerous historical and recreation sites such as the Big Thicket National Preserve, Steinhagen Lake, Allan Shivers Museum, and the Heritage Village. Hence, this county has been economically dependent on its lumbering, tourism, hunting, and some manufacturing industries; cattle, horses, hay, blueberries, and nursery crops were its major agricultural products. It is also home to many celebrations like the dogwood festival, rodeo, frontier frolics, and gospel music fest. Furthermore, American, Mexican, and some Italian food specialties are dominantly served in this county.