Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Longview Becomes the Hub for Railroad Expansion
Soon the International Railroad Co. (later named International & Great Northern) was serving Longview, its route crossing the Southern Pacific track about 600 feet east of the city limits. The federally-mandated Texas & Pacific – which had acquired the Southern Pacific – began laying track westward toward Dallas. Thriving Longview became the commercial center for a large portion of East Texas.
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
Location. 32° 29.733′ N, 94° 44.209′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Methvin Street and North Green Street. Click for map. Located in Heritage Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Railroad Transforms a Pioneer Community (here, next to this marker); A New County is Born (here, next First Came the Railroad (here, next to this marker); Rails, Timber and Cotton Bring Growth (a few steps from this marker); The Good Old Days (a few steps from this marker); A Railroad Boom Town Settles Down (a few steps from this marker); "Dolly" — Longview's First Fire Engine (a few steps from this marker); Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Longview.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association on Longview. (Submitted on September 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.