Red Rock

Red Rock was a settlement and ferry crossing on the Sabine River two miles west of Gladewater off U. S. Highway 80 in southwestern Upshur County. Among the earliest communities in the county, Red Rock was probably first settled in the 1840s and served along with Coffeeville and Calloway as a stopping point for wagon trains. Several private ferries operated there during the 1850s, but Red Rock apparently declined after a large ferry came into use at Walter's Bluff around the time of the Civil War. No vestiges of the community remain.

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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

Red Rock is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.54111700
Longitude: -94.98744300

Has Post Office


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