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OMEGA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Gregg County, East Texas
Highway 259
About 8 Miles NE of Longview
SE of Gilmer
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

The community was located in Upshur County until Gregg County was separated from southern Upshur County on April 12, 1873. The newly formed county was to be called Roanoke but the legislature decided to honor Confederate hero John B. Gregg instead.

There doesn’t seem to have been any plan for growth; the community just added homes as they were needed. There’s no report of a town center or a commercial district although it did have several stores throughout its history.

Omega did have a school in the 1930s that was shared with students from Upshur County. The Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railroad operated a depot and a spur that lead to a cotton gin. School consolidations after WWII closed the school, which, like many small towns across Texas, was the life-blood of the community. Omega was dropped from maps sometime in the 1960s.

Omage TX 1891 Postmark info
Omage TX 1891 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with 1891 Omega postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX 1873 Upshur County  map
1873 Upshur County map showing Omega
(under the letters "CO")

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
TX Gregg County 1907 postal map
Gregg County 1907 postal map showing Omega
(near Upshur County Line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Omega, Texas
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