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

Upland

First Upton County Seat

 
 
Upland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 26, 2018
1. Upland Marker
Inscription.  Now abandoned, the town of Upland (10 miles N) was intended as a station on the rail line from St. Louis to Chihuahua, Mexico. It was also located near the stage route of the Butterfield mail line. Henry Halff and his son platted the townsite in 1908 and a school opened the same year. In 1910 Upland was named the first county seat and a stone courthouse was constructed later. By passed by new rail lines and suffering from a severe drought, the town declined. Homes and buildings were moved here by 1921 when Rankin became the new seat of government.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5611.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 13.56′ N, 101° 56.233′ W. Marker is in Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is on East 10th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East 10th Avenue, Rankin TX 79778, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
Upton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 26, 2018
2. Upton County Courthouse
Marker can be seen near the tree on the left side of the picture.
, measured as the crow flies. Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (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).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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