Philippi, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995

Philippi, among the earliest settlements in Gregg County, was probably founded in the late 1840s and was located near the present western edge of Longview. A pay school was established in the late 1840s or early 1850s by Professor Hamilton McNutt, who had a headright grant in the area. After the Civil War the settlement disappeared. No population estimates were available.

Eugene W. McWhorter, Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County (Longview, Texas: Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Philippi, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995

Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Gregg County