Sand Hill

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Sand Hill, a farming community seven miles northeast of Gilmer on Farm Road 555 in northeastern Upshur County, was established around 1898 by W. A. Bland, who named the community for the deep sand beds in the area. A school began operating there after 1900, and by the mid-1930s Sand Hill had a school, a church, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II its school was consolidated with the East Mountain school district, and by the mid-1960s all that remained of the community was two churches, a cemetery, and a few widely scattered houses. In 1990 Sand Hill was a dispersed rural community. The population reached seventy-five in 2000.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until February 26, 2027
Adopted by:
The Stargell Family
Dedication Message:
In memory of Willie & Mavis Stargell

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Sand Hill is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.77180210
Longitude: -94.84048990

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Sand Hill by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
75 2009 Local Officials