Upshur County Appraisal District
About Upshur County, Texas
Upshur County has a population approaching 40,000 and was founded in 1846, It consists of 593 square miles of territory, of which 10 square miles consist of water. The county is named after Abel P. Upshur, the U.S. Secretary of State for President John Tyler. The county seat, Gilmer, is named for a former United States Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Walker Gilmer.
Gilmer is notable for holding the East Texas Yamboree and for being the birthplace of Don Henley of the Eagles and blues musician, Freddie King. The Trail of Tears came through the region and Native American artifacts and arrowheads may still be found in the area.
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