The county of Upshur is located in and was founded in 1846. There are 39,309 residents in Upshur who have access to courthouses in Big Sandy, Gilmer, Gladewater, Ore City. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 1,343 residents in Big Sandy, which is 1.7 square miles and 367ft above sea level.
There are 4,905 residents in Gilmer, which is 4.6 square miles and 367ft above sea level.
There are 6,441 residents in Gladewater, which is 12.0 square miles and 364ft above sea level. It was settled in 1874 (dissolved 1878) and is governed by a Mayor-Council local government.
There are 1,144 residents in Ore City, which is 2.3 square miles and 328ft above sea level.