Introduction to Longview, Texas
Longview, Texas, in Gregg county, is 121 miles E of Dallas, Texas. Part of the surrounding Longview - Marshall metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Longview is home to some 73,344 residents.
Longview was established in the year 1870. The city was named by a surveyor of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The first post office of the city was established on January 27, 1871. It was incorporated on May 17, 1871. The first railroad entered the city on February 22, 1872. The Santa Fe line that runs from Longview Junction was started in 1877 by the Longview and Sabine Valley Railroad Company. The fortune of the city of Longview changed with the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field. Oil was also discovered in the city on January 28, 1931.
Longview and nearby Attractions
- Cargill Long Park
- Gregg County Historical Museum
- R.G. LeTourneau Museum
- Longview Museum and Arts Center
- Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
- Caldwell Zoo
Things To Do In Longview
The city of Longview offers a number of recreational facilities that will make your vacations memorable. The local parks include Pinewood Park, Ingram Park, Leaders' Core Park, Akin Park, Benny Jackson Park, Hinsley Park, and Rollins Park. You can explore the region's history and culture at the Gregg County Historical Museum and Longview Art Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at Longview Shopping Center.
East Texas Regional Airport is close to the city.
Longview Higher Education
Letourneau University, Star College of Cosmetology, and Brown Institute of Court Reporting and Business are the local higher educational institutes.