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

Longview Junction

 
 
Longview Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2019
1. Longview Junction Marker
Inscription.  This community originated in the 1870s with the junction of the Texas & Pacific and International & Great Northern Railroad tracks. Churches, residences, hotels, restaurants, businesses, boardinghouses, and schools developed in the area to accommodate workers and travelers. A mule powered street railway system operated from 1883 to 1912 to facilitate transportation between downtown Longview and the junction. Annexed to the city of Longview in 1904, Longview Junction remained an identifiable community until automobiles provided greater mobility.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9980.)
 
Location. 32° 29.621′ N, 94° 43.726′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on East Pacific Avenue east of South Mobberly Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located at Depot Park at the Longview Intermodal Train Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Pacific Avenue, Longview TX 75602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longview Train Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Longview Junction Marker at Depot Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2019
2. Longview Junction Marker at Depot Park.
The Fabulous Fifties (approx. half a mile away); Longview Expands Its Influence (approx. half a mile away); World War II & Its Aftermath (approx. half a mile away); The Oil Boom Brings Renewal (approx. half a mile away); Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys (approx. half a mile away); Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (approx. half a mile away); The Good Old Days (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on the Longview Junction. (Submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Longview Junction Marker looking towards the Longview Amtrak Station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2019
3. Longview Junction Marker looking towards the Longview Amtrak Station.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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