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Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Delta Drilling Company

 
 
Delta Drilling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
1. Delta Drilling Company Marker
Inscription. In response to the East Texas oil boom, Delta Drilling Company was founded in 1931 by Bob Stacy, Sam Dorfman, and Joseph Zeppa. Originally housed in an apartment at this site, the firm moved to Tyler in 1937. Delta drilled many of the oil wells that brought wealth to this part of the state and soon expanded over much of the western hemisphere and into parts of Africa and Europe. The enterprise now includes gas processing plants, exploration and production divisions, and has become a technological leader in land-based drilling operations.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9944.)
 
Location. 32° 29.807′ N, 94° 44.204′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of East Whaley Street and North Green Street, on the right when traveling west on East Whaley Street. Click for map. Along church parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Whaley Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Completing a Century of Development (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industry Accelerates Economic Growth (about 300 feet away); Longview Expands Its Influence
Nearby Methodist church parking lot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
2. Nearby Methodist church parking lot.
(about 300 feet away); The Fabulous Fifties (about 300 feet away); A City That Grows (about 300 feet away); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (about 300 feet away); World War II & Its Aftermath (about 400 feet away); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on the Delta Drilling Company. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Marker looking towards North Green Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 17, 2015
3. Marker looking towards North Green Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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