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UPTON COUNTY, TEXAS

31 21' 36" N, 102 2' 24" W (31.36, -102.04)
Population: 3,673 Est. (2016) 3,355 (2010)
Total area: 1,242 square miles (3,220 km2)
1,241 square miles (3,210 km2) land
0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) water

Upton County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Upton County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Midland County (N) Reagan County (E) Crockett County (S) Crane County (W) Ector County (NW)

    Upton County History

    1936 Centennial Marker:

    UPTON COUNTY

    Formed from Tom Green County.
    Created February 26, 1887,
    organized May 7, 1910.
    Named in honor of John Cunningham Upton 1828-1862, a distinguished Confederate officer killed at Manassas, August 30, 1862.
    County Seat, Upland, 1910-1921, Rankin, since.
    A cattle and sheep raising county. Oil wells dot the county.
    Upton County Courthouse
    Upton County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Upton County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Rankin
    Book Hotel Here - Midland Hotels | Fort Stockton Hotels
  • McCamey
  • Midkiff
  • Rankin county seat
  • Upland ghost town, first Upton County seat

  • Upton County Vintage Maps
    Upton County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Upton County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Upton County TX 1920s map
    Upton County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Upton County TX 1940s map
    Upton County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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