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

Removal

The World's Richest Acre - Kilgore, Texas

 
 
Removal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Removal Marker
Inscription.  The invention of mobile workover rigs made standing derricks obsolete. Photographed in 1969 only one well was not cleared. Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation was founded in 1987 to restore the famous skyline. Today, 12 reconstructed derricks and one KIBA original mark the World's Richest Acre. (Photo faces northwest)
 
Erected by Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 32° 23.219′ N, 94° 52.554′ W. Marker is in Kilgore, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on North Commerce Street, north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Commerce 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. Drilling Completed, 1940 (here, next to this marker); During Drilling (here, next to this marker); Before 1937 Drilling Began (here, next to this marker); World's Richest Acre (within shouting distance of this
Removal Marker on left at the World’s Richest Acre Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Removal Marker on left at the World’s Richest Acre Park.
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marker); The Kilgore I&GN-Missouri Pacific Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilgore National Bank Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lou Della Crim Home (about 600 feet away); Site of Alexander Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kilgore.
 
Regarding Removal. 'KIBA' is the Kilgore Improvement and Beautification Association.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of oil derricks in Kilgore's past. (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Oil derricks along North Commerce Street with marker to left of red truck. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
3. Oil derricks along North Commerce Street with marker to left of red truck.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 25, 2022