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Gregg County TX
Gregg County

WHITE OAK, TEXAS

Gregg County, East Texas

US 80 at the junction of TX 42
6 Miles N of I-20
About 7 Miles W of Longview
About 9 Miles N of Kilgore
About 5 Miles E of Gladewater
Population: 6,553 (2010) 5,624 (2000)

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White Oak TX - Water Tower
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
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History in a Pecan Shell

From a small school started in the late 1880s, a community developed. History is scare from the first four decades, but when oil was discovered in the 1930s, White Oak was firmly established – despite its proximity to Kilgore.

Unlike many Texas towns – White Oak’s population increased after WWII. The early 1960s showed 1,250 residents which ballooned to over 5,000 for the 1990 census.

It is now considered an extention of Longview with a 2000 population of 5,624.
White Oak TX
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011


White Oak, Texas Area Towns:
Longview | Kilgore | Gladewater
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