Upshur County, Texas Genealogy

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Upshur County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded April 27, 1846
County Seat Gilmer
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County Courthouse

Upshur County Courthouse
100 W Tyler Street
PO Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644-2198
Phone: 903.843.4015 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1873, land records from 1845,
probate records from 1853 and military records from 1919;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]


The first trading post was established in 1838.

Parent County

1846--Upshur County was created 27 April 1846 fromHarrison and Nacogdoches Counties. County seat: Gilmer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, Texas. Page 675 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).