Place:Gregg, Texas, United States

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Gregg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 121,730. Its county seat is Longview. It is named for John Gregg, a Confederate general killed in action during the American Civil War.

Gregg County is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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Gregg County was created in 1873. When the Texas State Legislature convened in January 1873, Democratic representative B. W. Brown of Upshur County introduced a bill to create a new county from parts of Harrison, Rusk, and Upshur counties. Under Brown's proposal, the county was to be named Roanoke and Longview was to be the county seat. The proposed name was later changed to honor Texas leader and Confederate Genearal John Gregg, and the county seat was determined by popular election. Harrison and Rusk counties resisted efforts to incorporate their portions. When Gregg County was created, it first consisted of approximately taken from Upshur County, and the Sabine River was its southern boundary. In April 1874 about south of the Sabine River in Rusk County was added to Gregg County. The third portion of about from Harrison County was never realized.

Texas Attorney General John Ben Shepperd, who served from 1953-1957, maintained a ranch in Gregg County near his native Gladewater. He also served on the Gregg County Commissioners Court for a brief period in 1949.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1873 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 8,530
1890 9,402
1900 12,343
1910 14,140
1920 16,767
1930 15,778
1940 58,027
1950 61,258
1960 69,436
1970 75,929
1980 99,487
1990 104,948

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