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 . . . — — Map (db m118234) HM
Made Upton County seat in 1921. Named for F.E. Rankin, who gave site for railroad station - the center of community life over and above its business dealings; was scene of cowboy dances on Saturday nights and church services on Sundays.
Home of . . . — — Map (db m118236) HM
Field named in 1950 by the Texas Railroad Commission in honor of Michael Late (Mike) Benedum, 1869-1959, who devoted 69 years of his 90 years to the oil business,and won fortune and fame as "The Great Wildcatter".
His work began in 1890. With a . . . — — Map (db m34699) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m118237) HM
Formed from Tom Green County created February 26, 1887 - organized May 7, 1910.
Named in honor of John Cunningham Upton 1828-1868. A distinguished Confederate officer killed at Manassas, August 30, 1862.
County Seat, Upland, 1910-1921; . . . — — Map (db m118235) HM