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Do you know of Upson ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Upson. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Upson.

Our sources for Upson (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Upson other than they indicate that Upson would be found somewhere in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Upson ...

We found three communities that share the name Upson.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Upson.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Iron County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Upson [Iron County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Sequoyah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Upson [Sequoyah County].
    • Texas
      • Maverick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Upson [Maverick County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Upson ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Upson:

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Upson - Services available: had a Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

More Orphans in  Ashland County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Ashland County.

BarrowMarengo Junction
Bear TrapMineral Lake
GillettSand Rock
 Van Buskirk
Iron Belt 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Upson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.


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