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TRYON, TEXAS (Gregg County). Tryon, a farming community off U.S. Highway 259 in what is now northeastern Longview in eastern Gregg County, was established in the 1850s and is said to have been named for Trion, Georgia, the original home of some of its early settlers. In 1881 the Alpine Presbyterian Church was organized at the community. A local school operated for a time but was consolidated with Longview schools sometime after 1900. After World War II Tryon became part of greater Longview.


Eugene W. McWhorter, Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County (Longview, Texas: Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "TRYON, TX (GREGG COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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