KILGORE

Population 11,266

Altitude 371




General

Plantation owners settled area before the civil War, but the town was not established until building of the Great Northern railroad (later Missouri Pacific) in 1872. The town is center of huge East Texas Oil field discovered in 1930s, over 1,200 wells once within the city limits, some still producing. Some remaining steel derricks are nostalgic reminders of early boom days, now decorated during Christmas.

EAST TEXAS OIL MUSEUM

RANGERETTE SHOWCASE

WORLD'S RICHEST ACRE




Attractions

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