Founded as St. Clair, about 3 miles east. Moved to present site on Glade Creek and T&P Railway, 1872. Population grew from 500 to 7000 after oil was discovered in 1931. It became hub of production and refining operations.
Manufacturing, clothing, medical, farming and dairy center.
Home of annual East Texas Quarter Horse Show. Has world's richest self-supporting cemetery.
Round-Up Association sponsors June rodeo nationally known, in unique arena - an abandoned crude oil storage pit.
Historic sites marked.
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9960.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers series list.
Location. 32° 32.486′ N, 94° 57.416′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on West Upshur Avenue (U.S. 80) east of North Mustang Drive, on the right when traveling east
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Gladewater (approx. ¾ mile away); Gladewater Lodge No. 852, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Gladewater Discovery Well (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Ben Shepperd (approx. 0.9 miles away); Foshee Family Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. E. L. and Nannie Lewis Walker House (approx. one mile away); Rosedale Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
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