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Welcome to Kilgore ...

The city of Kilgore is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Kilgore is primarily located in Gregg County<1>. A portion of Kilgore extends into Rusk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kilgore has a population of 14,858 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kilgore.

The community of Kilgore is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kilgore lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Kilgore: (903) & (430)<4>

The ZIP codes for Kilgore: 75662-75663<5>

Websites for Kilgore ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kilgorechamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Kilgore, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kilgore had an population of 14,858 people. This is an increase of 14.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kilgore had a population of 12,975 people (or 10.66% of the total population of Gregg County). This makes Kilgore the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kilgore represents 0.05% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 181st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,975 people, the population of Kilgore increased 14.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,301 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kilgore.

Communities Also Named Kilgore ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Kilgore: This one is located in Gregg County and the other is located in Goliad County.

Beyond Texas, there are 13 communities that are also named Kilgore - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Florida, Idaho (2), Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kilgore.

Communities near Kilgore ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kilgore.

  • Longview [Gregg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
    • Longview [Gregg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Kilgore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,728 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<7>
  • Henderson [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Rusk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Kilgore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<7>
  • Gladewater [Gregg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladewater
    • Gladewater [Gregg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Kilgore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladewater have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladewater<7>
  • White Oak [Gregg County]
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    • White Oak [Gregg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Kilgore
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,283 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hallsville [Harrison County]
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      • Hallsville [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallsville<7>
    • Overton [Rusk County]
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      • Overton [Rusk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overton<7>
    • Big Sandy [Upshur County]
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      • Big Sandy [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<7>
    • Arp [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
      • Arp [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arp have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp<7>
    • New London [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [Rusk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<7>
    • Lakeport [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
      • Lakeport [Gregg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Kilgore
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeport<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kilgore. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kilgore.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kilgore. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kilgore.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kilgore. See our Newspapers Page for Kilgore.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kilgore ...

Looking for more information about Kilgore? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kilgore, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kilgore.

Adding Kilgore to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kilgore in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kilgore was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kilgore on our Genealogy Page.

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About Gregg County

About Texas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kilgore. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Gregg County: www.co.gregg.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Gregg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kilgore.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kilgore - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kilgore). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kilgore or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Kilgore includes: 75662 & 75663.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kilgore) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kilgore. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KilgoreOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kilgore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3896, Longitude: -94.8725    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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