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

Hopkins County

 
 
Hopkins County Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
1. Hopkins County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from
Lamar and Nacogdoches Counties
Created
March 25, 1846
Organized
July 13, 1846

Named in Honor of the Pioneer
Hopkins Family
Which Came to Texas From Kentucky
and Indiana

County Seat, Tarrant 1846-1858
Sulphur Springs, Since

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 7314.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1846.
 
Location. 33° 8.881′ N, 95° 27.07′ W. Marker is near Sulphur Springs, Texas, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Interstate 30 Frontage Road, 0.4 miles east of County Highway 3341, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in the Spence Cemetery along I-30. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richland Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Sulphur Springs (approx. 8.6
The Hopkins County Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
2. The Hopkins County Marker
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miles away); Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889 (approx. 8.7 miles away); Townsite of Tarrant (approx. 8.7 miles away); Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 8.7 miles away); Hopkins County Courthouse (approx. 8.7 miles away); Hopkins County Echo-Daily News-Telegram (approx. 8.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sulphur Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Hopkins County.
Hopkins County, in northeast Texas, is bordered on the north by the South Sulphur River. The county seat, Sulphur Springs, is on Interstate Highway 30, eighty-two miles northeast of Dallas. The approximate center of the county is at 33°10' north latitude, 95°40' west longitude.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Hopkins County Marker from the frontage road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
3. The view of the Hopkins County Marker from the frontage road
The view of the Hopkins County marker in the Spence Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
4. The view of the Hopkins County marker in the Spence Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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