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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
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    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
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    Longview - Greggton TX Shed
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    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, June 2011
    Gregg County TX 1920s Map

    Gregg County 1920s Map showing Willow Springs AKA Greggton
    (Above "GG" in "GREGG")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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