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Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 80,455. Most of the city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat; only a small part extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. It is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River.

Longview is the principal city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Gregg, Upshur, and Rusk counties (population 271,669).[4] Longview is considered a major hub city for East Texas, as is the nearby city of Tyler.

Longview was established in the year 1870. The city was named by a surveyor of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The first post office of the city was established on January 27, 1871. It was incorporated on May 17, 1871. The first railroad entered the city on February 22, 1872. The Santa Fe line that runs from Longview Junction was started in 1877 by the Longview and Sabine Valley Railroad Company. The fortune of the city of Longview changed with the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field. Oil was also discovered in the city on January 28, 1931.

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