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

During Drilling

The World's Richest Acre - Kilgore, Texas

 
 
During Drilling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. During Drilling Marker
Inscription.  This photo shows all buildings except Kilgore National Bank (which was the last to go) torn down to make way for the derricks. Remnants of flooring from the building behind the bank can be seen under the pumping unit.

(Photo faces east)
 
Erected by Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural ResourcesNotable Places.
 
Location. 32° 23.218′ N, 94° 52.556′ 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. Before 1937 Drilling Began (here, next to this marker); Drilling Completed, 1940 (here, next to this marker); Removal (here, next to this marker); World's Richest Acre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kilgore I&GN-Missouri Pacific Railroad Station

Marker is on right rear, under trees, at the World’s Richest Acre Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Marker is on right rear, under trees, at the World’s Richest Acre Park.
(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.
 
Oil derricks along North Commerce Street with marker to left of red truck. image. Click for full size.
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 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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