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Johnstonville was a post office community near the site of present Soules Chapel ten miles northwest of Gilmer in northwestern Upshur County. The community was established after the Civil War. A post office operated there from 1871 to 1880. In the early 1880s the small settlement had a general store, a cotton gin and mill, and a number of houses. By 1885 it was no longer shown on maps.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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

Belongs to

Johnstonville is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Johnstonville is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Soules Chapel)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated