- Get Involved
AWALT, TEXAS. Awalt, among the earliest settlements in Gregg County, was probably founded in the late 1840s. It was located two miles south of Pine Tree Church near the site of the present western edge of Longview. The community was named for Solomon Awalt, the first minister of the Pine Tree Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A ferry known as Awalt's Ferry operated nearby on the Sabine River during the Civil War era. When the Texas and Pacific Railway was built through Gregg County in 1873 it bypassed the town, and most of the residents apparently moved to the new community of Willow Springs, on the railroad. Awalt had disappeared by 1900.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Eugene W. McWhorter, Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County (Longview, Texas: Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "AWALT, TX," accessed April 20, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hraud.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.