Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Delta Drilling Company
In response to the East Texas oil boom, Delta Drilling Company was founded in 1931 by Bob Stacy, Sam Dorfman, and Joseph Zeppa. Originally housed in an apartment at this site, the firm moved to Tyler in 1937. Delta drilled many of the oil wells that brought wealth to this part of the state and soon expanded over much of the western hemisphere and into parts of Africa and Europe. The enterprise now includes gas processing plants, exploration and production divisions, and has become a technological leader in land-based drilling operations.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9944.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources.
Location. 32° 29.807′ N, 94° 44.204′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of East Whaley Street and North Green Street, on the right when traveling west on East Whaley Street. Along church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 East Whaley Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Completing a Century of Development (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industry Accelerates Economic Growth (about 300 feet away); Longview Expands Its Influence (about 300 feet away); The Fabulous Fifties (about 300 feet away); A City That Grows (about 300 feet away); First Discovery Wells and Then the Boom! (about 300 feet away); World War II & Its Aftermath (about 400 feet away); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on the Delta Drilling Company. (Submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 320 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.