Red Rock, TX (Upshur County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995

Red Rock was a settlement and ferry crossing on the Sabine River two miles west of Gladewater off U. S. Highway 80 in southwestern Upshur County. Among the earliest communities in the county, Red Rock was probably first settled in the 1840s and served along with Coffeeville and Calloway as a stopping point for wagon trains. Several private ferries operated there during the 1850s, but Red Rock apparently declined after a large ferry came into use at Walter's Bluff around the time of the Civil War. No vestiges of the community remain.

Audie Ray, Lurline, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps. and eds., Upshur County Cemetery Records (Gilmer, Texas, 1974).


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

Christopher Long, “Red Rock, TX (Upshur County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995