Gilmer, Texas

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Gilmer is a city in and the county seat of Upshur County, Texas, United States.wikipedia
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Upshur County, Texas

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Gilmer is a city in and the county seat of Upshur County, Texas, United States.
The county seat is Gilmer.

Don Henley

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It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King.
Donald Hugh Henley was born in Gilmer and grew up in the small northeast Texas town of Linden.

Yamboree

It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King.
The East Texas Yamboree, a four-day event held annually during the third weekend of October in Gilmer, Texas, celebrates the sweet potato (called a "yam" in the United States) as a former cash crop, drawing thousands of tourists to the city for the occasion.

Johnny Mathis

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It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King.
Mathis was born in Gilmer, Texas, on September 30, 1935, the fourth of seven children of Clem Mathis and Mildred Boyd.

Lake Gilmer

Four miles west of Gilmer is Lake Gilmer, which opened September 29, 2001.
Lake Gilmer is four miles (6 km) west of downtown Gilmer, Texas, in the United States.

Michelle Shocked

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Gilmer is mentioned in the Michelle Shocked song "Memories of East Texas" on her album Short Sharp Shocked.
Her stepfather was in the US Army and the family moved from base to base, eventually settling in Gilmer, Texas.

East Texas

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Gilmer is part of a larger area known as the "Piney Woods".
East Texans enjoy live music at many of the region's fairs and festivals, including the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler, the East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer, and Longview's Great Texas Balloon Race.

Kris Boyd (American football)

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Boyd attended Gilmer High School in Gilmer, Texas, where he played both running back and defensive back under former Texas Longhorns assistant coach Jeff Traylor.

Thomas Walker Gilmer

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The city's namesake is a former United States Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Walker Gilmer.
The city of Gilmer, Texas, is also named for him.

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On July 24, 1919, Chilton Jennings was arrested for assaulting a white woman.

Robert L. Stephens

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Robert L. Stephens was born on December 1, 1921, and raised in Gilmer, Texas, graduating from Gilmer High School in 1939 and from Texas A&M University in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Freddie King

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It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King.

Kenneth Pettway

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He attended Gilmer High School in Gilmer, Texas and was a letterwinner in football, basketball, and track.

G. J. Kinne

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Kinne then decided to move to Gilmer, Texas about 70 miles to the east of Canton, to live with his mother and step-father.

Gilmer Independent School District

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Gilmer is served by the Gilmer Independent School District.
Gilmer Independent School District is a 4A public school district based in Gilmer, in the U.S. state of Texas.

Charlie Baird

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Charlie Baird was born and raised in Gilmer, Texas and is a 1973 graduate of Gilmer High School.

Area codes 903 and 430

903430 & 903430
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County seat

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Gilmer is a city in and the county seat of Upshur County, Texas, United States.

Eagles (band)

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It is best known for being the home of the East Texas Yamboree and the birthplace of popular music singers Don Henley of the Eagles band and Johnny Mathis, as well as blues musician Freddie King.

United States Secretary of the Navy

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The city's namesake is a former United States Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Walker Gilmer.

United States Census Bureau

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 mi 2 (12.0 km 2 ), all of it land.

Census

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As of the census of 2000, 4,799 people, 1,926 households, and 1,300 families resided in the city.