Cedar Springs, TX (Upshur County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: December 1, 1994

Cedar Springs, on U.S. Highway 259 sixteen miles northeast of Gilmer in extreme northeastern Upshur County, was first settled before the Civil War near a spring surrounded by large cedar trees. In the mid 1930s the community had a school and number of scattered houses. After World War II the school was consolidated with the Coffeeville school district and later became part of the Ore City Independent School District. In the mid 1960s Cedar Springs had a church and a few houses. Most of the approximately 100 residents worked for the nearby Lone Star Steel Company. In 1990 Cedar Springs was a dispersed rural community. In 2000 the population was 100.

Doyal T. Loyd, History of Upshur County (Waco: Texian Press, 1987).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Cedar Springs, TX (Upshur County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cedar-springs-tx-upshur-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

Cedar Springs
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Upshur County
  • Latitude: 32.86902140°
  • Longitude: -94.73465220°
Population Counts
People Year
100 2009