“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Gladewater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, July 7, 2010
1. Gladewater Marker
Inscription. 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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
Location. 32° 32.489′ N, 94° 57.416′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is on West Upshur Avenue (U.S. 80) 0.8 miles east of South Rodeo Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Between Avalon and N. Mustang Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Upshur Avenue, Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Starrville Community Center (approx. 9.9 miles away); Starrville Community (approx. 10˝ miles away); World's Richest Acre (approx. 11.7 miles away); Old Fredonia Townsite (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 987 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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