Big Head Village

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Big Head (Bighead) Village, one of the earliest settlements in Gregg County, was located east of Big Head Creek near the site of the later Presbyterian church at New Danville, on the northeastern edge of the site of present Kilgore. The name of the community is believed to have come from a Cherokee word, but it is unclear whether Big Head was established by Indians. Maps show a settlement at the site as early as the mid-1840s, and the community is mentioned in a document as late as 1850. By the 1860s the settlement had disappeared, and no trace remains.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Big Head Village is classified as a Town

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