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NEW BETHLEHEM, TEXAS. 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.

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "NEW BETHLEHEM, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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