Gladewater is at the intersection of U.S. highways 80 and 271, thirteen miles west of Longview on the boundary between Gregg and Upshur counties. It was founded by the Texas and Pacific Railway Company in 1873 on land bought from Jarrett Dean and Anderson White. A community called St. Clair, two miles to the east, moved to Gladewater when the railroad announced that the only mail stop in the area would be there; residents from Point Pleasant, also bypassed by the railroad, moved to Gladewater. The first post office at Gladewater was established on August 22, 1873. The town's name probably originated from its proximity to Glade Creek, a stream that rose in a rather barren region called the Glades.
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Gladewater by the Numbers
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|6,134||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|6,847||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|6,441||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|6,078||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|6,027||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|6,548||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|5,574||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|5,742||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|5,305||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|4,454||1940||United States Census Bureau|