Longview, Texas

Longview, Texas

Historic District of the City of Longview, the seat of Gregg County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Longview, the county seat of Gregg County, is on Interstate Highway 20 and U.S. highways 80 and 259, about 125 miles east of Dallas in eastern Gregg and western Harrison counties. In the early 1990s it was the largest city in Gregg County. Its current boundaries include three leagues of land granted to Anglo-Americans late in 1835. There was no significant settlement of the area, however, until the 1840s and 1850s. What became Longview consisted of mostly hilly land in the southeast corner of Upshur County, devoted more to small farms than to large plantations. Before the Civil War there were, within what are now the Longview city limits, two rural communities with United States post offices: Earpville in the east and Pine Tree in the west. A Methodist congregation at Earpville, dating back to 1846, later became the present First United Methodist Church of Longview. Today's Pine Tree Cumberland Presbyterian Church was chartered in 1847.

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

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  • (Awalt)
  • (Earpville)
  • (Greggton)
  • (Pine Tree)
  • (Willow Springs)


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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
82,894 2019 Texas Demographic Center
80,455 2010 Texas Demographic Center
73,344 2000 Texas Demographic Center
70,311 1990 Texas Demographic Center
62,762 1980 Texas Demographic Center
46,744 1970 Texas Demographic Center
40,050 1960 Texas Demographic Center
24,502 1950 Texas Demographic Center
13,758 1940 Texas Demographic Center
5,036 1930 Texas Demographic Center
5,713 1920 Texas Demographic Center
5,155 1910 Texas Demographic Center
3,591 1900 Texas Demographic Center
2,034 1890 Texas Demographic Center
1,525 1880 Texas Demographic Center