Boxwood

Boxwood, on Farm Road 1649 twelve miles northeast of Gilmer in eastern Upshur County, was probably founded in the 1880s or early 1890s. A post office operated there from 1895 to 1906. Around 1900 Boxwood had a population of thirty. In the mid-1930s the community comprised a school, a store, and a number of scattered houses. After World War II its school was consolidated with the Ore City school, and by the mid-1960s all that remained of Boxwood was a few widely scattered houses. In 2000 the population was twenty.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Boxwood is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Glade Spring)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.78374690
    Longitude
    -94.75493150

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Boxwood by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials