Center, Texas, is located in East Texas, nearly 15 miles from the Louisiana border. Center is located approximately 3 hours from the major markets of the Dallas and Houston metroplexes. Center is also approximately 1 hour from Shreveport, Louisiana, and Longview and Tyler, Texas.
US Highway 96 travels through Center and connecting to Beaumont on the Texas Gulf Coast. A BNSF short line railroad also intersects the City.
Center is home to a strong manufacturing base.