KILLINGSWORTH, TEXAS. Killingsworth, apparently located at a site near what is now the northern edge of Longview, was among the earliest settlements in Gregg County. Little is known about the origins of the community. It was probably named for John Killingsworth and his family, who settled in the area around 1850. A pay school reportedly was there by 1847. After the Civil War the settlement disappeared, but a cemetery still marked the site in the 1980s.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Killingsworth, TX," accessed May 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrkeq.
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