Garden Valley, Texas

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Garden Valley, Texas
Garden Valley is located in Texas
Garden Valley
Garden Valley
Coordinates: 32°31′34″N 95°32′33″W / 32.52611°N 95.54250°W / 32.52611; -95.54250Coordinates: 32°31′34″N 95°32′33″W / 32.52611°N 95.54250°W / 32.52611; -95.54250
CountryUnited States
591 ft (180 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)430 & 903
GNIS feature ID2034667[1]

Garden Valley is a crossroads community about seven miles west of Lindale, Texas.[2][1] It is seventy-nine miles east of Dallas.

Historically, prior to the formation of nearby town of Van (6 miles west of Garden Valley) in the late 1920s when oil was discovered there, Garden Valley was a town with a post office, stage coach station and a hotel.[3] Today there is only one stop sign in the community's center with no businesses or public buildings; the city had a population of 150 people in 2000.

Garden Valley is headquarters of Christian ministries Mercy Ships,[4] Youth With A Mission Tyler [5][6] and JAMA Global [7]


  1. ^ a b "Garden Valley, Texas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Smith County Historical Society, Historical Atlas of Smith County (Tyler, Texas: Tyler Print Shop, 1965)
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  4. ^ "Mercy Ships". Mercy Ships. 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "YWAM Tyler Location". YWAM. 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "YWAM Tyler About". YWAM Tyler. 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "JAMA Global". Retrieved December 22, 2018.