Upshur County Courthouse
Gilmer, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1933
Architect -  Elmer G. Withers
Photos: Robert Deering 7/28/2007
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1848

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Abel Packer Upshur, the secretary of state under President John Tyler.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Gilmer

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Thomas W. Gilmer, who died during the test firing of a new cannon on the USS Princeton on February 28, 1844. The same explosion also killed United States secretary of state Abel P. Upshur.

COURTHOUSES: Five - 1846, 1848, 1871, 1889, 1933.

STANDING:  One - 1933 Modern courthouse built of brick.

 
 
 
1889 Courthouse
 

1933 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 

1933 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974
 

 
 
 

 

Gilmer, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering
7/28/2007

 
Former 1925 Post Office in Gilmer