Upland (HM284J)

Location: Rankin, TX 79778 Upton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.56', W 101° 56.233'

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First Upton County Seat

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.
HM NumberHM284J
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 220201 N 3458368
Decimal Degrees31.22600000, -101.93721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.56', W 101° 56.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 33.6" N, 101° 56' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 10th Ave, Rankin TX 79778, US
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