Horace was a farming community eleven miles south of Gilmer and eight miles northwest of Longview in south central Upshur County. The community was probably settled sometime after the Civil War. It had a post office from 1889 until 1896, when it also had two general stores and an estimated population of twenty. Horace was not shown on the 1936 county highway map.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Horace is classified as a Town

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  • (East Mountain)

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