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GREGGTON, TEXAS
AKA Willow Springs

An ďAbsorbedĒ Ghost Town

Gregg County, East Texas

Highway 80 - in the western edge of Longview
Population: Absorbed into Longview 's population

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Longview - Greggton TX Street
Greggton old brick commercial district today
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011

History on a Pinhead

Greggton started life as Willow Springs, a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the early 1870s. It became a shipping point for area farmers. The first population count comes from the 1920 census when 180 people called Willow Springs home. (Not to be confused with the Willow Springs in Fayette County)

A post office was granted in 1932 and itís assumed the name was changed at that time. The East Texas oil boom swelled the town to a population of 1,500 by 1936. The same boom launched over a hundred businesses.

By the late 1940s the population was nearly 2,400. Thereafter it has been included in the general population of Longview.

The town was annexed by Longview in the 1950s although the post office remained open until May of 1960.

Although it is now part of Longview, the old brick commercial district remains distinct.
Longview - Greggton TX Stores
Building in old Greggton
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Greggton TX  Architectural Detail
Greggton Architectural Details
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Longview - Greggton TX Bride's Chapel
Bride's Chapel
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Longview - Greggton TX Fleming Street Church of Christ
Fleming Street Church of Christ
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Longview - Greggton TX Greggton First  Baptist Church
Greggton First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011

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Longview - GreggtonTXRockwall Farm Historical Marker
Rockwall Farm Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Longview - Greggton TX Shed
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Longview - Greggton TX Shop
More Greggton scenes
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
Gregg County TX 1920s Map
Gregg County1920s Map showing Willow Springs AKA Greggton
(Above "GG" in "GREGG")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Greggton, Texas Nearby Towns:
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