One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street
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Railroad companies founded many towns in Texas and Longview is no exception. In 1870, a land owner and farmer, Ossamus Hitch Methvin deeded 100 acres of land to the Southern Pacific Railroad. Methvin lived on top of Rock Hill and according to a common story, it was the railroad surveyors standing atop of Rock Hill (the area's tallest point) and near the Methvin home that gave Longview its name. One of the railroad men, impressed with the "long view" from the hill suggested that as the new towns name.


One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street
Economic development through historic preservation, Longview's Main Street Program is made up on dedicated volunteers working towards the revitalization of Historic Downtown Longview.

Vision Statement

Downtown Longview, a successful business district, will be the premier destination for working, living, and socializing. Longview residents and visitors will enjoy the arts, entertainment, outstanding eateries, and unique shopping.


Mission Statement

One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street is a volunteer driven alliance with a passion to improve the quality of life in Downtown Longview through preservation, promotion and economic revitalization.

Read Article in the State of Texas' Main Street Matters about Longview




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