First Upton County SeatNow 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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 220201 N 3458368|
|Decimal Degrees||31.22600000, -101.93721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 13.56', W 101° 56.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 13' 33.6" N, 101° 56' 13.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 10th Ave, Rankin TX 79778, US|
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