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The county was named for Abel Packer Upshur, the secretary of state under President John Tyler. The area that is now Upshur County was originally part of Nacogdoches County and later was incorporated into Harrison County. On April 27, 1846, after Texas was admitted to the Union, the first legislature of the state of Texas established Upshur County; at that time the county included the area of present Camp County and part of modern Gregg County. On May 1, 1848, the county's voters chose the location for Gilmer, the county seat. In June 1873 the Texas legislature carved Gregg County out of southern Upshur and northern Rusk counties, and in April 1874 they formed Camp County by lopping off the northern section of Upshur County below the bend in Big Cypress Creek. -Handbook of Texas Online: Upshur County

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NOTE: This list contains all current post offices plus any discontinued post offices known to have had at least one precancel type, as listed in the Precancel Stamp Society's Town and Type Catalog of the United States and Territories, Sixth edition, Summer 1998, and from Fosters' personal knowledge. The precancel device(s) may or may not still exist. An * indicates a discontinued post office or name change. Links will be set up to individual precancel town pages when available. Pester these post offices so that devices can be retained or ordered.

Post OfficeZip / *Establishedfirst precancels AuthorizedDiscontinuedNotes
BIG SANDY75755 yesoperating 
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DIANA75640 noneoperating 
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GILMER75644 yesoperating 
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GLADEWATERcity in Gregg-Upshur Counties, post office in Gregg County
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ORE CITY75683 yesoperating 
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