Upshur County


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Upshur County, West Virginia

40 W Main St Rm 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 472-1068
Fax: (304) 472-1029
www.buchamber.com

In central WV, south of Clarksburg; organized Mar 26, 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties. Name Origin: For Abel Parker Upshur (1791-1844), judge in VA courts (1826-41), U.S. secretary of the Navy (1841-43), and U.S. secretary of state (1843-44)

Area (sq mi):: 354.86 (land 354.76; water 0.10) Population per square mile: 66.80
Population 2005: 23,712 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 23,404 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,559; median household $26,973; Population below poverty level: 20.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,899-$19,412
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 25.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Upshur County, Texas

PO Box 730
Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone: (903) 843-4015
Fax: (903) 843-5492
www.countyofupshur.com

In northeastern TX, northeast of Tyler; organized Jul 13, 1846 from Harrison and Nacogdoches counties. Name Origin: For Abel Parker Upshur (1791-1844), judge in VA courts (1826-41), U.S. secretary of the navy (1841-43), and U.S. secretary of state (1843-44)

Area (sq mi):: 592.67 (land 587.64; water 5.02) Population per square mile: 64.50
Population 2005: 37,881 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 7.30%; 1990-2000 12.50% Population 2000: 35,291 (White 84.20%; Black or African American 10.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,358; median household $33,347; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,214-$21,810
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In October, Upshur County became the first county in the state to sue.
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As a well-known physician in Upshur County, he is active in educating youth and adults about healthy lifestyles, and providing care for newborns in the local hospital.
Fox of Plano, Texas and his company, Wayne Energy, LLC, with securities fraud arising from a failed offering of interests in a joint venture formed to rework and recomplete an oil and gas well in Upshur County, Texas.
Report of Investigation: Fatal Underground Coal Mine Explosion, January 2, 2006, Sago Mine, Wolf Run Mining Company, Tallmansville, Upshur County, West Virginia, ID No.
In the early-morning hours of January 2, 2006, a severe thunderstorm sailed through Upshur County, West Virginia.
Upshur County in central West Virginia is a marginal producer in the nation's second-leading coal producing state, ranking 18th of the 28 counties where coal is mined.
5 At Island View boat ramp, south side of lake Upshur County - 20 March, 1996 30 Barton Lake 6.
While awaiting trial tattooed McFadden fled from Upshur County Jail, Texas, for three days taking a female jailer hostage.
Upshur County also got in on the legal action this fall when it sued drug companies for financial damages for allegedly downplaying the addiction risks of opioids.
Robert Hinton, executive director of the Upshur County Development Authority, added, Access to affordable broadband in West Virginia is critical to future economic growth and expanding education.
He was a Literacy Volunteer of Buckhannon and loved to volunteer for the Upshur County Parrish House.