LONGVIEW

Population 71,598

Altitude 339


General

Seat of Gregg County, settled early 1800s. Rapid development by planters from the Old South after 1850s. Named in 1870 by surveyors for Texas & Pacific Railroad, impressed by long-distance view from village. Discovery of oil in 1930s more than tripled population of 6,000. Today city is dynamic industrial center claiming over 200 manufacturing firms as well as agriculture area; is loading end of the "Big Inch" petroleum product pipeline. Home of LeTourneau University.

An historical 1930 school building has been turned into a festival facility with spring and fall arts and crafts show. For information, visit the Longview Convention & Visitors Bureau at 410 Center Street, or call 903/753-3281.

CARGILL LONG PARK

GREGG COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

LAKES

LONE STAR SPEEDWAY

LONGVIEW MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTER

PLANTATION POTTERY

REO PALM ISLE

R.G. LETOURNEAU MUSEUM


Attractions

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