Suffolk was on State Highway 155 four miles southwest of Gilmer in southwestern Upshur County. The community was established around 1900 as a stop on the St. Louis and Southwestern Railway. In the mid-1930s the small lumbering and farming town consisted of a church, a depot, a store, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II most of the residents moved away, and by the mid-1960s all that remained of the community was a few widely scattered houses. In 1990 Suffolk no longer appeared on highway maps; two businesses still operated there in 1999, though the only other vestige of the town was the Morris Cemetery.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Currently Exists


Place type

Suffolk is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.68377700
Longitude: -94.98810100

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated