Greggton, Texas

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Greggton, Texas
Main street/U.S. 80 in Greggton, circa 1947
Main street/U.S. 80 in Greggton, circa 1947
Greggton is located in Texas
Greggton
Greggton
Greggton is located in the United States
Greggton
Greggton
Coordinates: 32°29′54″N 94°47′36″W / 32.49833°N 94.79333°W / 32.49833; -94.79333Coordinates: 32°29′54″N 94°47′36″W / 32.49833°N 94.79333°W / 32.49833; -94.79333
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGregg
Elevation
351 ft (107 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)430 & 903

Greggton was an unincorporated community in Gregg County, located in the U.S. state of Texas. The community was originally founded in 1873 under the name "Willow Springs" as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway. Greggton's main thoroughfare would be designated as part of U.S. Highway 80 upon its establishment in 1926.[1]

The East Texas Oil Boom of the early 1930s saw the town grow. A post office established in November 1932 and the name changed to "Greggton" around the same time. In 1920 the town had a population of 180. By 1936 the population had grown to 1500 with 125 business and by 1949 the population had grown to 2350.[2] By the 1950s, the town had its own movie theater called "The Ritz"[1]

The town was annexed to Longview in December of 1959 with postal services transferred on May 31, 1960.[1][2]

Today, the Pine Tree Independent School District serves the parts of Longview that were once Greggton.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Craddock, Van (2010). Longview. Arcadia Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 9780738579207. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b LONG, CHRISTOPHER (15 June 2010). "GREGGTON, TX". tshaonline.org. Retrieved 18 March 2018.