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EMERALD BAY, TEXAS. Emerald Bay is a community located off Farm Road 344 about fifteen miles southwest of Tyler in the southwestern corner of Smith County. Emerald Bay began as a lakeshore residential development sometime in the 1970s after the completion of Lake Palestine. No businesses operated in the area, but the community, situated west of Farm Road 344 on a peninsula jutting into Saline Bay, had a golf course and other recreational amenities. In 2000 the population was 616.

Laurie E. Jasinski

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Laurie E. Jasinski, "EMERALD BAY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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