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World's Richest Acre Park


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On part of one downtown block, actually about 1.2 acres, once stood greatest concentration of oil wells in the world producing more than 2.5 million barrels of oil. All but one of original derricks were dismantled in early 1960s. The original derrick and 26 new ones, a restored pumpjack, a granite monument to the pioneer oil families of East Texas, and brick walkways erected in a historical preservation program make the park a monument to the oil boom of 1930s. A historical marker details history of the plot. An interesting sidelight is that one well was drilled through terrazzo floor of the Kilgore National Bank that once stood on site. Located at Main and Commerce sts. across from railroad depot.


Come visit us in Kilgore, Texas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Rangerette Showcase

Films and displays of props, costumes, uniforms, awards and mementos of Kilgore College's world-famous precision drill and dance team, known for its trademark "high kick" routine. The first of its kind, the Rangerettes were formed in 1940

Kilgore, TX Museums

East Texas Oil Museum

Every aspect of the oil boom days of the 1930

Kilgore, TX Museums

World's Richest Acre Park

On part of one downtown block, actually about 1.2 acres, once stood greatest concentration of oil wells in the world producing more than 2.5 million barrels of oil. All but one of original derricks were dismantled in early 1960s. The original derrick and 26

Kilgore, TX Parks

Roy H. Laird Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Kilgore, TX Golf Courses

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