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Near Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Historic Roadside Park

 
 
Historic Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Historic Roadside Park Marker
Inscription.  The picnic area on SH 19 in Hopkins County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. It was built from 1939-1940 using labor from the National Youth Administration, a Federal Works Relief Program. The park retains several of its original stone picnic fixtures.
The Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat during their travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today, hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' Highways, continuing the state's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.

In order to preserve its historic character and significance, this picnic area may not fully comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
 
Erected by the State of Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 33° 14.636′ N, 95° 
Historic Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Historic Roadside Park Marker
35.053′ W. Marker is near Sulphur Springs, Texas, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Texas Route 154 north of County Road 4764, on the right when traveling north. Located at a Hopkins County Historic roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sulphur Springs TX 75482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A. (here, next to this marker); Townsite of Tarrant (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889 (approx. 7 miles away); Hopkins County Echo-Daily News-Telegram (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hopkins County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); City National Bank (approx. 7.4 miles away); Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 7.4 miles away); Site of the Union Stockade (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sulphur Springs.
 
A small plaque noting the donation of the land to the State of Texas. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. A small plaque noting the donation of the land to the State of Texas.
View of the Historic Roadside Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
4. View of the Historic Roadside Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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