Upton County, Texas

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Upton County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 3,404. Its county seat is Rankin[1]. The county is named for two brothers: John C. and William F. Upton, both Colonels in the Confederate army.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,242 square miles (3,216 km²), of which 1,242 square miles (3,216 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) (0.01%) is water. The Spraberry Trend, the third-largest oil field in the United States by remaining reserves, underlies much of the county.[2]

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