New Bethlehem, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: May 1, 1995

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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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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “New Bethlehem, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 17, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995