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Upshur County, Texas

US county information
NameUpshur County
US Area
Total Area593 sq mi (1535.9 km2)
Land Area588 sq mi (1522.9 km2)
Water Area5 sq mi (13 km2)
Population35291 (2000)
Density23/km2 (59.6/sq mi)

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Upshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 35,291. 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).

Upshur County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican Bryan Hughes, a lawyer in Mineola.

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