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Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonels John C. and William F. Upton

Upton County

 
 
Upton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, November 4, 2011
1. Upton County Marker
Inscription. (Front):
County Named for Texas Confederates
John C. Upton and W. F. Upton (Brothers)

Colonel
John Cunningham Upton

(1828-1862)
Born Tennessee. Came to Texas 1859. Raised company outbreak of Civil War. Attached to 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's famed Texas Brigade, fighting in the campaigns in and around Virginia. Rose to Lt. Colonel of his regiment. The day before his death at the Battle of Second Manassas, led charge upon the enemy rear guard which was a seldom seen, yet brilliantly executed move.
A Memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.

(Back):
Colonel William F. Upton
(1832-1887)
Born Tennessee. Came to Texas 1853. When Civil War broke, enlisted Texas state troops mustered in for Texas frontier protection. He served in various military units in Texas, helping to successfully guard the 2000 miles of frontier and coastline open to Union or Indian attack. Promoted to Lt. Colonel of Mann's Regiment, stationed in Galveston area along with other Texas troops to prevent expected mass Union invasion in 1865. Member of State Legislature 1866, 1876-82.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2771.)
 
Location. 31° 13.56′ 
Upton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, April 11, 2011
2. Upton County Marker
Reverse Side.
N, 101° 56.228′ W. Marker is in Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of East 10th Avenue and Rankin Street, on the left when traveling east on East 10th Avenue. Touch for map. The monument/marker and courthouse grounds overlook Rankin, a dusty old county seat in the Pecos River breaks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East 10th Avenue, Rankin TX 79778, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upland (a few steps from this marker); Upton County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rankin (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Benedum Oil Field and Townsite (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Upton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 26, 2018
3. Upton County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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