|Pine Tree Cumberland
Photo courtesy Gerald
Massey, June 2011
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.
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic
photos, please contact