Region: Piney Woods
Surrounded by the lush green pine forests and clear blue lakes of East Texas, Kilgore has a long and unusual history that sets the stage for today's unique community.
Plantation owners settled the area before the Civil War. Kilgore itself was established in 1872 with the coming of the Great Northern railroad. A quiet farming community of 500, Kilgore was thrust into the international spotlight in the 1930s with the discovery of one of the greatest oil fields of our time.
Kilgore Points of Interest
A premier tourist attraction in the region the East Texas Oil Museum gives visitors a historic look at the discovery of oil in the 1930s and its impact on East Texas. It is a full scale recreation of ....
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