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


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

Former 1925 Post Office in Gilmer