Gregg County Texas
Named after John Gregg, a Confederate General, Gregg County was formed in 1873, from Rusk and Upshur Counties. A small county, made by the coming of the railroad, and a booming lumber industry, became large. With the discovery of "black crude" a whole new era of industry and growth began in Gregg County. The county seat is in Longview (the eastern edge is in Harrison County), and there are only three other towns of size in the county, Gladewater (the western part of Gladewater is still in Upshur County), White Oak, and Kilgore (whose southern edge is still part of Rusk County).
Gladewater - 1901 - Dr Walker's home. Can still be seen today
in the downtown area, across the street from the railroad tracks.
Your Gregg County TXGenWeb Coordinators are Elaine Martin, Etta Withers, & Sheila Pool. We hope you enjoy your visit. Drop us a line and let us know what you think of this site.....your likes and dislikes, what you would like to see added in the future, and any information you would like to contribute. Check back often, we try to add information on a continual basis.
A special thank you goes to Sharon Pierce for her 8 years as Co-CC of Gregg County. She retired, and has since gone on to meet her ancestors. She is greatly missed. Sharon gave countless hours gathering information, typing, walking/transcribing cemeteries, taking photographs, answering queries, and doing anything she could to help make the Gregg County TXGenWeb site as informative and helpful to the researchers as is possible.
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