Longview in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Rails, Timber and Cotton Bring Growth
The rail transport, together with barbed wire and other agricultural innovations, allowed an increasing populace to be engaged primarily in growing cotton. Cotton remained the indispensable cash crop and principle foundation of the local economy. Cotton and corn, respectively, occupied about one-half and one-third of the cultivated acreage of Gregg County. The last cotton gin operating in Gregg County was closed in the early 60's by owner, Lester Mackey.
Erected 2000 by One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc.
Location. 32° 29.738′ N, 94° 44.207′ W. Marker is in Longview, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker can be reached from the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 East Methvin Street, Longview TX 75601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Good Old Days (here, next to this marker); A Railroad Boom Town Settles Down (here, next to this marker); "Dolly" — Longview's First Fire Engine (here, next to this marker); Longview Becomes the Hub for Railroad Expansion (a few steps from this marker); Longview Charters First Industry in Texas (a few steps from this marker); A New County is Born (a few steps from this marker); Technology Brings Modern Conveniences (a few steps from this marker); Transportation: Model T's, Trains & Trolleys (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longview.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association on Longview. (Submitted on September 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.