KCH / CBD Texas Historical Marker Application (pdf)

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You can read and learn more about the application for a Texas Historical Marker for the Kilgore Colored School / C. B. Dansby Campus C. B. Dansby Historical Application

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C.B. Dansby Historical Marker Narritive

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Kilgore, Texas was founded in 1872 when the International-Great Northern Railroad completed the initial phase of rail line between Palestine and Longview. The rail company chose to bypass New Danville, a small community about 10 miles southeast of Longview, in lieu of a new town site platted on 174 acres sold to the railroad by Constantine Buckley Kilgore, the town’s namesake.

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