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JOHNSONVILLE, TEXAS. Johnsonville was an oil boomtown near the site of what is now Omega in northeastern Gregg County. The community was one of numerous such settlements, or camps, built mainly by the major oil companies near a local refinery during the oil boom of the 1930s. The town flourished for several years, but all but disappeared after World War II, when the oil industry declined. No population estimates were available for Johnsonville.


Eugene W. McWhorter, Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County (Longview, Texas: Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "JOHNSONVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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