White Oak

White Oak, Gregg County, Texas

White Oak, Gregg County, Texas

Municipal Building in the City of White Oak located in Gregg County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.
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White Oak, at the junction of U.S. Highway 80 and Farm Road 3272, just west of Longview in north central Gregg County, grew up around a school established in 1887. During the oil boom of the 1930s the community grew rapidly, and by the early 1940s it was a independent school district and part of the Kilgore Junior College district. After World War II the population continued to increase, and in 1960 the community incorporated. In 1962 the reported population was 1,250. In 1990 White Oak was a suburban extension of Longview with a population of 5,136 and seventy-five businesses. The population was 5,624 in 2000.

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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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White Oak is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

White Oak is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.53129180
Longitude: -94.85638700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


White Oak by the Numbers

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Population Counts

White Oak
Pop. Year Source
6,225 2020 United States Census Bureau
6,469 2019 Texas Demographic Center
6,489 2010 United States Census Bureau
5,624 2000 United States Census Bureau
5,136 1990 United States Census Bureau
4,415 1980 United States Census Bureau
2,300 1970 United States Census Bureau
1,250 1960 United States Census Bureau