Kilgore, Texas

KILGORE, TEXAS is a city in Gregg and Rusk counties in the eastern part of the of Texas. Located four miles south of Interstate 20 on US Hwy. 259, Kilgore is 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, 70 miles west of Shreveport, La. and 10 miles southwest of Longview, Texas.

Kilgore has been identified by the Texas Legislature as the “City of Stars.” The stars that top the sixty oil derricks throughout the City are lighted during the holiday season. Kilgore features a small town atmosphere with many friendly characteristics of a larger community. A large industrial base, outstanding public school system and home to Kilgore Junior College. In recent years the downtown area was renovated to feature many new shops, restaurants, and cultural events. The East Texas Oil Museum is also located near downtown Kilgore.

Kilgore, Texas is also known as the Capital of the Texas Oil Field and the World’s Richest Acre. It is a wonderful place to live, work, play and raise a family. Kilgore a unique small city with a big attitude.

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