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Midway, on U.S. Highway 271 five miles north of Gilmer in northern Upshur County, was established as a stop on the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway in the 1880s. In the mid-1930s the community, which served as a center for a lumbering and agricultural area, consisted of a sawmill, a store, and a number of scattered houses. The population in 1940 was forty. After World War II the number of residents grew slightly, reaching sixty by 1952, but in the mid-1960s all that remained of the settlement was a church and a few scattered houses. In 1990 Midway was a dispersed rural community with a church and one store. In 2000 the population was twenty.

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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

Midway is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Midway is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.85763040
Longitude: -94.95188120

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009