Welcome to Kilgore, Texas

The City of Kilgore is located in Gregg and Rusk County and is 11 miles south of the county seat of Longview and 25 miles east of Tyler. The City is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana on Interstate 20.  Kilgore has been identified by the Texas Legislature as the “City of Stars.” The stars that top the sixty oil derricks throughout the City are lighted during the holiday season. This feature is only one of several reason the Legislature bestowed the title.  Kilgore has a small town atmosphere, yet it is close enough to enjoy the benefits of larger cities. Kilgore is surrounded by a number of quality lakes, including Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines, making it a boater's and fisherman's paradise.


September 16 • 2014

Kilgore Citizens now have a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription...

August 26 • 2014
August 25 • 2014

On Sunday, 08-24-2014 at approximately 10:43am members of the Kilgore Police...

Public Notices and Events

The regular city council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

September 18, 2014 | 5:30pm
Kilgore Administration Building, 815 N. Kilgore Street.
September 20, 2014 | 9:00am
Downtown Kilgore
September 23, 2014 | 5:30pm
815 N Kilgore Street, Administration Building