Upshur County

Upshur county is in the piney woods region of Upper East Texas and Gilmer is the county seat. This is the Piney woods which are heavily forested. Altitude range 228ft-685ft. Area cities, towns and unincorporated areas are Bettie, Big Sandy, Clarksville (mostly Gregg county), Coffeeville, Diana, East Mountain (mostly Gregg county), Enoch, Gilmer, Gladewater (partly in Gregg and Upshur county), Kelsey, Ore City, Pritchett, Rhonesboro, Simpsonville, Union Grove, and Warren City (mostly in Gregg county). There are 8 school districts in Upshur county.

Big Sandy TX

Big Sandy is 14 miles southwest of Gilmer at US Highway 80 and Texas State Highway 155 in Upshur county. Zip code area is 75755 and 75797.


Gilmer TX

Gilmer is in Upshur county off of US Highway 271 and Texas highway 154 and 155. Gilmer is home of the Yamboree and musicians Don Henley of the Eagles Band, Johnny Mathis, and blues musician Freddie King. Zip code area is 75644 and 75645.

Gladewater TX

Gladewater is in north of Tyler in Upshur county on US Highway 271. Gladewater is known as the Antique Capital of East Texas. Zip code area is 75647.

Upshire county area lakes are:

Pocket lakes are Elwood Club Lake (36 acres), Gladewater Hunt & Fish Club Lake (481 acres), and McClellan Lake (339 acres).

Lake Gladewater

Lake Gladewater is on Glade Creek in the City of Gladewater, 20 miles east of Longview off FM2685 and north of US80.

Lake Gilmer

Lake Gilmer is 1,010 acres with a maximum depth of 28 feet and the water controlling authority is the City of Gilmer.

Lake O’The Pines

Lake O’The Pines is 19,780 acres with a maximum depth 49.5 feet 25 miles northeast of Longview in Marion, Morris, Camp counties, and a small portion is in Upshur county. Water controlling authority is US Army Corp of Engineers.

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