Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hopkins County Echo-Daily News-Telegram
The "Echo" was founded by Ezra Tate in 1878 as a competitor to the "Gazette." During its 39-year ownership by the Tate family, the "Echo" acquired two other local publications, the "Evening News" and the "Morning Telegram." The Tate family merged these newspapers into the "Daily News-Telegram," while also maintaining the weekly "Echo."
During 1917, the Bagwell Company gained ownership of the "Echo." The "News-Telegram," "Daily Gazette," and "Weekly Gazette" were later purchased and formed into one daily publication known as the "Daily News-Telegram." The "Echo" was maintained as a weekly. A central printing company, Echo Publishing Co., purchased the publications
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7316.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 33° 8.434′ N, 95° 36.061′ W. Marker is in Sulphur Springs, Texas, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Church Street south of Houston Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Church Street, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hopkins County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); City National Bank (about 800 feet away); Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Union Stockade (approx. ¼ mile away); Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889 (approx. ¼ mile away); Townsite of Tarrant (approx. 4.1 miles away); Shocks Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sulphur Springs.
Also see . . . The Texas State Historical Association article on the Echo Daily News Telegram. (Submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.