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Welcome to Upson ...

Upson is located in Iron County<1>.


The location of Upson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Upson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

Upson is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Upson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Upson and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Upson: (715) & (534)<4>

Communities Also Named Upson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Wisconsin communities named Upson: This one is located in Iron County and the other is located in Ashland County.

Beyond Wisconsin, there are 3 communities that are also named Upson - they are located in Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Upson.

Communities near Upson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Upson.

  • Ironwood
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironwood
    • Ironwood is located in Gogebic County (MI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironwood <5>
  • Bessemer
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer is located in Gogebic County (MI)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer <5>
  • Hurley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
    • Hurley is located in Iron County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
  • Montreal
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreal
    • Montreal is located in Iron County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 752 people
  • Mellen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellen
    • Mellen is located in Ashland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 686 people
  • Gile
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gile
    • Gile is located in Iron County
  • Cedar
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar is located in Iron County
  • Tannery Town
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannery Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannery Town
    • Tannery Town is located in Ashland County
  • White City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
    • White City is located in Ashland County
  • Hillcrest
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Gogebic County (MI)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Upson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Upson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Upson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Upson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Upson. See our Newspapers Page for Upson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Upson ...

Looking for more information about Upson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Upson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Upson.

Adding Upson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Upson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Upson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Upson post office opened in 1887.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Upson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Upson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Iron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Upson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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