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Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County is a populous leading petroleum county of Texas. It is the famed East Texas Oil field. It is bisected by the Sabine River and consists of hilly timbered topography with sandy, clay and alluvial soils. Local economy consists of oil but with significant other manufacturing, tourism, conventions, and coal production.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.3M
Lowest Price $290K
Highest Price $9.8M
Total Listings 15
Avg. Days On Market 197
Avg. Price/SQFT $634

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Where is Gregg County, Texas?

  • Gregg County, in northeastern Texas, is bounded on the north by Upshur, on the south by Rusk, on the west by Smith, and on the east by Harrison counties. Longview, Gregg County's largest town, is 130 miles east of Dallas and sixty-five miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. The county's center lies at approximately 32°30' north latitude and 94°50' west longitude. Gregg County comprises 273 square miles, with an elevation ranging from 230 to 524 feet above sea level. It is within the East Texas timberlands.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 121,730. The county is named after John Gregg, a Confederate general killed in action during the American Civil War. Gregg County is part of the Longview, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Longview–Marshall, Texas combined statistical area. Discovery of oil near Kilgore, Texas, in October 1930 was the beginning of an oil boom that attracted workers to the county and expanded the population by more than 500% by 1940, according to the census.

Adjacent Counties

  • Upshur County (north)
  • Harrison County (east)
  • Rusk County (south)
  • Smith County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Gregg County

  • The Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum features the authentic re-creation of oil discovery and production in the early 1930s from the largest oil field inside U.S. boundaries. Here, visitors see the people, their towns, their personal habits, their tools and their pastimes – all colorfully depicted in dioramas, movies, sound presentations and actual antiques donated by East Texas citizens.
  • The Longview Museum of Fine Arts (LMFA) is an art museum in downtown Longview, Texas. It was founded in 1958 by the Junior Service League of Longview. Since 1998, it has been on Tyler Street in downtown Longview. The LMFA's permanent collection consists of over 700 works of art and its primary focus is contemporary art from Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The museum also hosts both traveling and temporary exhibitions while also offering a variety of art education classes.

Farming and Ranching in Gregg County 

  • The terrain is gently sloping to hilly, with well-drained to moderately well-drained loamy and gravelly soils. Numerous streams drain to the Sabine River, which runs through Gregg County from northwest to southeast. Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 38° in January, rainfall averages 47.18 inches per year, and the growing season extends for 247 days. Mineral resources include oil and gas, sand, and gravel.
  • In the early twenty-first century oil, manufacturing, tourism, agribusiness, and lignite mining were central elements of the area's economy. More than 3,001,000 barrels of oil and 57,982,007 cubic feet of gas-well gas were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 3,285,627,108 barrels of oil had been taken from county lands since 1931.
  • In 2002 the county had 444 farms and ranches covering 46,660 acres, 44 percent of which were devoted to crops, 26 percent to pasture, and 26 percent to woodlands. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $2,416,000 (down 20 percent from 1997); livestock sales accounted for $1,866,000 of the total. Cattle, horses, hay, and nursery crops were the chief agricultural products.

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