New Mountain, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: May 1, 1995

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New Mountain, a farming community on State Highway 155 ten miles northeast of Gilmer in northeastern Upshur County, was probably established sometime after 1900. By the mid-1930s the community had a school, a church, and a number of houses. After World War II the school was consolidated with the Gilmer school district, and by the mid-1960s only a church and a few scattered houses remained. The estimated population in 1966 was fifty. No further population estimates were available until 2000 when the population was listed as twenty.


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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 Mountain, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995