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Ore City
Upshur County, Texas


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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Ore City is approximately 898 (1990), 1144 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 377 (1990), 436 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ore City is 5.844 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.045 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ore City to Washington DC is 1115 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 250 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ore City is positioned 32.80 degrees north of the equator and 94.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.


east of Dallas at the junction of U.S. Highway 259 and Farm Road 1649, thirteen miles northeast of Gilmer in eastern Upshur County. Here is a map page for Ore City.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the area.

After the Civil War, rich deposits of iron ore were found in the area and mined from around 1860 until 1900 when the mining became more industrial. The Santa Fe Railroad brought in a line to link with Port Bolivar in 1911 which connected Ore City with Longview. Ore City was officially platted about 1911. By 1914, there was much expansion with mills as well as a bank and several stores, a blacksmith shop and around 400 residents. After World War 1, no further work was done on the railroad and the line was finally abandoned in 1927. Even though the rail link was lost, Ore City survived. By 1936, its population was about 500. After World War II, the population declined to a low of 385 in 1952. By the mid-1960's there were over 800 residents. In 1990, Ore City had become the second largest city in Upshur County with a population of 898.
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The founding of Ore City


The incorporation of Ore City

22 August 1951


Learn a lot about Ore City, Texas at this informative site.

Here is another good website about Ore City

Things to see and do in the area.
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Ore City City Government

City Hall
P O Box 327
Ore City, Texas 75683
Phone: 903-968-2511
Fax: 903-968-6996

Ore City Schools

Ore City ISD Ore City


The population of Ore City was:
1914 - 400
1936 - 500
1951 - 600
1965 - 800
1976 - 900
1990 - 898

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