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OMEGA, TX

OMEGA, TEXAS. Omega was a rural community eight miles northeast of Longview on U.S. Highway 259 in northeastern Gregg County. It was probably established sometime around 1900. By the mid-1930s it had a number of houses and a school, which it shared with nearby Bethlehem in Upshur County. At various times several stores operated in the area. The Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railway had a train station and siding at a gin in Omega. After World War II the school was closed, and by the mid-1960s Omega was no longer shown on highway maps.

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

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Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Omega, TX," accessed August 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hropm.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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