Situated in the East Texas Piney Woods, Longview was established in 1870 when the Southern Pacific obtained land and built a railroad station. In 1873, Longview became the county seat of Gregg County and prospered as a rail, cotton, and manufacturing center. The East Texas Oil Field was discovered in 1930 and the world's largest pool of petroleum created a boom that drew many residents from the depression-struck economy that encompassed America. Today, Gregg County is home to over 120,000 residents who enjoy a prosperous, diverse economic base as well as being the home of the Great Texas Balloon Race and Alley Fest Arts Festival. The Gregg County Sheriff's Office is entrusted with the responsibility to serve and promote safety for our citizens. This office is under the direction of Sheriff Maxey Cerliano, the twentieth Gregg County Sheriff to partner with the community to provide quality, professional, and ethical law enforcement
Visitation times are posted in the public visitation areas of all facilities. No one will be allowed to visit, that arrives more than 2 hours after Visitation begins. All inmates must designate proposed visitors at the time of suit-out and may be changed by use of the Request/Grievance form at 30 day intervals. Additional visitation may be available on a case-by-case basis through the use of the Request/Grievance form or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office.