Longview Public Library

The Longview Public Library is located at 222 West Cotton Street in a spacious 35,000 square foot facility built in 1987.

About Longview

Established in 1871, Longview's major industries were cotton farming, cattle ranching and oil production when East Texas became a leading producer during the oil boom of the 1930's. Most notably, in 1945 inventor and entrepreneur R. G. LeTourneau opened a large manufacturing plant for heavy machinery and earth moving equipment in Longview. Shortly after in 1946, he founded LeTourneau Technical Institute, which later became LeTourneau University.


Linda Laminack




Longview Public Library
222 W. Cotton St.
Longview, TX 75601

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