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Gregg County Texas

75601, 75602, 75603, 75604, 75605

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History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Longview is approximately 80455 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 30,293 (1990), 30562 (2010).
The amount of land area in Longview is 135.458 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.26 sq kilometers.
The distance from Longview to Washington DC is 1125 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 235 miles. (as the crow flies)
Longview is positioned 32.51 degrees north of the equator and 94.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in eastern Texas
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History & History Related Items

Longview was founded in 1870 to serve as a railroad center for all the farms and timber industries in this east Texas location. Oil was discovered during the 1930's causing this quiet town to explode with new people.
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The founding of Longview



The Great Texas Balloon Race
in July of each year.

The Gregg County Historical Museum
214 N. Fredonia St.
Longview, Texas
Phone: 903-753-5840
Many reproductions of early businesses as well as shows on Texas history. Tours are available.

Area Recreation
More than a dozen lakes are in this area, the water areas along with acres of pine and hardwood forests make Longview a recreational drawing card. Canoeing and fishing are also popular sports in the area.
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Longview Chamber

Longview Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 472
Longview, Texas 75606
PHone: (903) 273-4000

Longview Organizations

Longview Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 472
Longview, Texas 75606
PHone: (903) 273-4000

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