Delrose, on U.S. Highway 271 three miles north of Gilmer in north central Upshur County, was established around 1885 as a stop on what later became the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas. In the mid-1930s the settlement consisted of a church, a store, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the residents moved away, and the school closed; by the mid-1960s Delrose was only a few scattered houses. In 1990 it was still a dispersed rural community. In 2000 the population was thirty-five.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Place type

Delrose is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.78568910
Longitude: -94.95604880

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009