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

Before 1937 Drilling Began

The World's Richest Acre - Kilgore, Texas

 
 
Before 1937 Drilling Began Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. Before 1937 Drilling Began Marker
Inscription.  Commerce Street is jammed with boomers during the thirties. Businesses on this site included a hospital bank, dry goods and drug stores. All buildings along Commerce Street between North and Main Streets were razed.

(Photo faces northeast)
 
Erected by Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 23.219′ N, 94° 52.557′ 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. During Drilling (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilgore National Bank Building

Marker on right under trees at the World’s Richest Acre Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Marker on right under trees at the World’s Richest Acre Park.
(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.
 
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Area where businesses were razed to make room for derricks. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
3. Area where businesses were razed to make room for derricks.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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