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    DIANA, TEXAS
    AKA New Diana, Texas

    Upshur County, East Texas
    Highway 154 and Highway 259
    11 Miles E of Gilmer
    15 miles N of Longview
    Population: 200 (estimate 2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    When oil was discovered three miles south of the town, New Diana was formed when residents moved there.

    Diana had its own school, a store, and a church. New Diana prospered but in the mid-1960s people started refering to the town as just plain Diana. By this time another church had been added along with a few more stores. By 1990 Diana had an estimated population of 200.

    Photographer's Note:
    "I have only two pictures which are of two churches and one ultra modern. There is much more there but all is modern urban places with one five line high speed highway among other streets and highways. I went there a second time on May 22, 2012 to make sure there was nothing historical there and there wasn’t." - Gerald Massey
    Diana TX - United Methodist Church
    United Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
    Diana TX - First Baptist Church
    First Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, July 2011
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