sidebar menu icon


SNOW HILL, TEXAS (Upshur County). 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.

Christopher Long

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Snow Hill, TX (Upshur County)," accessed November 22, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!