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

Site of the Union Stockade

(½ Block W)

 
 
Site of the Union Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Site of the Union Stockade Marker
Inscription. The Reconstruction era which followed the Civil War (1861-65) was a time of unrest in Texas. In this area a gang of outlaws whipped and killed blacks and harassed other citizens. On August 10, 1868, Capt. T. M. Tolman brought Federal troops here to restore order. Despite protests the army moved the county seat from Tarrant (4 mi. N) to Sulphur Springs. After the hotel where officers were staying was set afire, a stockade was built. Surrounded by a split log fence, it served as post quarters, hospital, jail, stable, and kitchen. It was abandoned in 1870 when Federal troops withdrew.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7332.)
 
Location. 33° 8.294′ N, 95° 36.219′ W. Marker is in Sulphur Springs, Texas, in Hopkins County. Marker is on Connally Street east of J V Alley, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City National Bank (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hopkins County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King / Texas in the Civil War
Site of the Union Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Site of the Union Stockade Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopkins County Echo-Daily News-Telegram (approx. mile away); Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsite of Tarrant (approx. 4.3 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 7.4 miles away); Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A. (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sulphur Springs.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
View west on Connally Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. View west on Connally Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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