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The town of Kilgore, Texas, was named after Constantine Buckley Kilgore, a landowner who sold the property to the International-Great Northern Railroad in 1872. With the railroad running through the town, people began to flock to the area. Businesses were established, and the town received a post office in 1873. One of the major industries in Kilgore was cotton, but when cotton prices declined severely in the early 1900s, the population began to dwindle. No longer prosperous, residents were moving away and businesses were closing their doors.
In October of 1930, oil was discovered in the nearby town of Henderson, and Kilgore quickly became a boom town. Although the oil boom lasted no longer than a decade, sixty oil derricks still stand tall along the city’s skyline. The oil derricks are marked with stars that are lighted during the winter holidays, helping to contribute to Kilgore’s nickname, “City of Stars.”
The community college in town, Kilgore College, was established during the height of the oil boom. Kilgore College is one of the most affordable institutions of higher learning in Texas. The Kilgore College Rangerettes are a famous dance team that performs throughout the United States and abroad. The Rangerettes have performed at several presidential inaugurations in Washington, D.C., as well as in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and during several carnival celebrations in France.
Kilgore College is home to the East Texas Oil Museum, which highlights the oil boom era and the people who made prosperity happen. The museum lets visitors explore Boomtown, USA, an example of what Kilgore was like during the 1930s. Whether you shop at the general store, grab a soda and dance to the jukebox at the drugstore, or visit the barbershop, you’ll feel like you’re living in a different time.
The Texas Shakespeare Festival puts on several performances every June and July. Housed in the fine arts center at Kilgore College, the festival began as the college’s submission to the Texas Sesquicentennial celebration. In addition to two Shakespeare plays, a new play was commissioned for the festival. This piece tells the story of Kilgore’s role in the East Texas oil boom. The performances were so popular that the Texas Shakespeare Festival has continued as an organization that attracts famous actors and directors and appeals to a mass audience.
Kilgore is surrounded by lush forests and crystal clear lakes. It’s easy to escape to nature, whether you live here or are just visiting. Kilgore is home to two golf courses, and there are eight courses located within 30 minutes from town. Recreation is important to the people of Kilgore. Driller Park is a 4,500-seat baseball stadium where the Kilgore High School baseball team plays. The R.E. St. John Stadium seats 9,500 people for soccer and football games.