Snow Hill, TX (Upshur County)

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: July 1, 1995

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Snow Hill, a farming community off Farm Road 1649 twelve miles northeast of Gilmer in eastern Upshur County, was settled sometime before 1900, when a school was in operation there. By 1906 the school had an enrollment of sixty-eight black students. In the mid-1930s Snow Hill consisted of the school, a church, and a number of houses. The school was closed after World War II, and by the mid-1960s only the church and a few widely scattered houses remained. In 1990 Snow Hill was a dispersed rural community. By 2000 the population reached seventy-five.


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

Christopher Long, “Snow Hill, TX (Upshur County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995