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Upshur County, Texas Facts

Upshur County

When was Upshur County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 27, 1846 from Harrison County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for Abel Parker Upshur, the fifteenth secretary of state of the United States (1843–1844) .

What is the County Seat of Upshur County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Gilmer also, the county government website is www.countyofupshur.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Upshur County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Camp County (north), Morris County (northeast), Marion County (east), Harrison County (southeast), Gregg County (south), Smith County (southwest), Wood County (west).

What cities and towns are in Upshur County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Big Sandy, East Mountain, Gilmer, Gladewate, Ore City, Union Grove, Warren City .


Upshur County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Upshur County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Upshur County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Upshur County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Upshur County, TX Census Records

What Upshur County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Upshur County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Upshur Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Upshur Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Upshur Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Upshur County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Upshur County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Upshur County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Upshur County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Upshur County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 730, Gilmer 75644
  • Upshur County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (903) 843-4015
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Upshur County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Upshur County, TX?
A list of Upshur County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Upshur County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Upshur County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Upshur County.

Upshur Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Upshur Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Upshur Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Upshur Co. TX General and History Websites

Upshur Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Upshur Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Upshur Co. TX Military Records

Upshur Co. TX Schools & Directories

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