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

Kilgore High School

 
 
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Inscription.  Public education in Kilgore traces its history to classes held in private homes and the establishment of private institutions, most notably the Alexander Institute. Operated by Isaac Alexander, the school moved to Kilgore in 1873. It continued to serve the children of the town until 1894, when it was relocated to Jacksonville. It was later renamed Lon Morris College.

The building which housed the Alexander Institute was converted into a public school. The Kilgore Independent School district, established in 1906, continued to use the facility until 1913, when a new two-story red brick school building was erected at this site on Longview Street.

Following the discovery of oil in Kilgore in 1930 and the resulting oil boom, the 1913 school was soon inadequate to house the student population of the city. The red brick school was razed in 1932, and a new combination high school, junior high, and auditorium was erected on the site in 1933. An elementary school was later added to the property.

This facility has continued to serve as an educational institution for the city of Kilgore, and stands as an integral part of the life of

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the city.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9970.)
 
Location. 32° 23.586′ N, 94° 52.344′ W. Marker is in Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on North Longview Street 0.2 miles north of West Lantrip Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 North Longview Street, Kilgore TX 75662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lou Della Crim Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Kilgore I&GN-Missouri Pacific Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Oil City of the World" Kilgore (approx. half a mile away); Drilling Completed, 1940 (approx. half a mile away); Removal (approx. half a mile away); Before 1937 Drilling Began (approx. half a mile away); During Drilling (approx. half a mile away); World's Richest Acre (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilgore.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Kilgore High School. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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