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    BOXWOOD, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Upshur County, East Texas
    FM 1649
    About 12 Miles NE of Gilmer
    SW of Mount Pleasant

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    Boxwood TX
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Boxwood did have its own post office in operation from 1895 to 1906. No one is sure of when it came into being but best estimates are in the early 1880s or the early 1890s.

    Even though only thirty people lived here in 1900, the community has a store and school. After WWII the school merged with the one in Ore City which took a large chip from the community identity.

    The community appears today as it it did in the mid 1960s – scattered residences and nothing more. The scattered housing produced 20 people for the 2000 census.

    Photographer’s Note:

    “My modern software map indicates that the intersection of FM 1649 and Snapdragon road is the location of the former community of Boxwood. I couldn’t find the first indication or relic that there was once a community here. All there is here now are scattered modern ranches and farms. Perhaps the only proof of the community’s existence is to be found in bound references or antique maps.” - Gerald Massey, May 26, 2012 (See map)

    Boxwood TX Snapdragon Road
    Snapdragon Road Sign
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, May 2012
    Upshur County TX 1907 Postal Map

    Upshur County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Boxwood NE of Gilmer
    (Above "R" in "UPSHUR")

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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