Place:Upshur, Texas, United States

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Upshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,309. The county seat is Gilmer.

Upshur County is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall Combined Statistical Area.

The county is named for Abel P. Upshur who was U.S. Secretary of State during President John Tyler's administration. Upshur was killed in the explosion on the USS Princeton along with new United States Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer (who was the namesake for the county seat of Gilmer).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,394
1860 10,645
1870 12,039
1880 10,266
1890 12,695
1900 16,266
1910 19,960
1920 22,472
1930 22,297
1940 26,178
1950 20,822
1960 19,793
1970 20,976
1980 28,595
1990 31,370

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