New Bethlehem

New Bethlehem, a farming community off Farm Road 1650 eleven miles southeast of Gilmer in southeastern Upshur County, was established in the 1940s by residents of nearby Bethlehem. A new school was built in the community around the time of World War II, and in the mid-1960s New Bethlehem consisted of the church and the school. In 1990 New Bethlehem was a dispersed rural community.

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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.

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Place type

New Bethlehem is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.64264150
Longitude: -94.79382280

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated