Longview, Texas Chiropractor Dr. Josh Nannen has opened Essential Living Chiropractic located in Tyler Texas. Just a short drive from Longview to Tyler Texas, Essential Living Chiropractic can serve all your Chiropractic needs. Longview was founded in the early 1870’s when Southern Pacific Railroad extended its track from Marshall westward into Gregg County. The railroad laid out a new town on land purchased from Ossamus Hitch Methvin Sr. Management for the railroad called the new settlement Longview, reportedly because of the impressive view from Mr. Methvin’s house. Longview incorporated on May 17, 1871, the first community in Gregg County to do so. The population of Longview grew to 5,036 in the 1930’s, and more than doubled to 13,758 by 1940 – due to the discovery of crude oil in the area. Longview’s growth has continued throughout the years and has a population of 80,455 as of the 2010 Census.