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Historical Markers in Hopkins County, Texas

Clickable Map of Hopkins County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hopkins County, TX (22) Delta County, TX (7) Franklin County, TX (14) Hunt County, TX (65) Rains County, TX (8) Wood County, TX (73)  HopkinsCounty(22) Hopkins County (22)  DeltaCounty(7) Delta County (7)  FranklinCounty(14) Franklin County (14)  HuntCounty(65) Hunt County (65)  RainsCounty(8) Rains County (8)  WoodCounty(73) Wood County (73)
Sulphur Springs is the county seat for Hopkins County
Adjacent to Hopkins County, Texas
      Delta County (7)  
      Franklin County (14)  
      Hunt County (65)  
      Rains County (8)  
      Wood County (73)  
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1 Texas, Hopkins County, Brashear — 7323 — Site of Plunkett School
The Hopkins County Commissioners Court established 32 school districts in 1867. District No. 30 became known as Plunkett School in 1903 when a new schoolhouse was built at this site and named for its builder, James W. Plunkett (1829-1914). W. A. . . . Map (db m234997) HM
2 Texas, Hopkins County, Cumby — 7306 — Cumby
The grove of black jack trees which gave this town its original name was near an Indian camping ground. The trees stood atop the highest point in present Hopkins County. An Indian trail that crossed the grove later became a major wagon freighting . . . Map (db m234998) HM
3 Texas, Hopkins County, Cumby — 7318 — Mt. Zion Churches and Cemetery
Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church organized here before creation of Hopkins County, 1846. Also at Mt. Zion, 1849, Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized with 13 members, by the Rev. Anthony Travelstead. After years of worship in . . . Map (db m176407) HM
4 Texas, Hopkins County, Saltillo — 22530 — Old Jefferson Road
Often referred to as the Jefferson Trail road, highway or wagon road or as the Bonham-Jefferson Road, this historic roadway traversed northeast and north central Texas. Originally used by Native Americans and known as the Main Caddo Trace . . . Map (db m234993) HM
5 Texas, Hopkins County, Saltillo — 22531 — Old Saltillo Cemetery
Settlers established the community of Saltillo around 1850 along the Old Jefferson Road. John A. Arthur III and G.B. Hackleman opened the first stores, and a post office began operation in 1860. Arthur is credited with naming the town after the . . . Map (db m234995) HM
6 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7304 — City National Bank
The oldest banking institution in Sulphur Springs, City National Bank was organized in 1889. The first board of directors included J. J. Dabbs, John T. Hargrove, J. F. Carter, J. A. B. Putnam, W. B. Womack, W. A. Dabbs, and S. W. Summers. A . . . Map (db m119781) HM
7 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7305 — Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A.
In the vicinity of Old Tarrant, south of here, the Civil War refugee family of Mrs. Amanda Stone, of Louisiana, was shown great kindness when rescued by Hopkins countians after a road accident. The Stones saw the Texans share the little they had, . . . Map (db m119382) HM
8 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7307 — First Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) — of Sulphur Springs —
In the 1850s, Disciples in the pioneer town of Bright Star, also known as "The Sulphur Springs," gathered for religious meetings at neighbors' homes and in a vacant store. Two evangelists, the Rev. Charles Carlton and the Rev. J. M. Baird, organized . . . Map (db m187091) HM
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9 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7308 — First Presbyterian Church of Sulphur Springs
Organized in 1852, this church had eight members with Samuel Davidson as the ruling elder. A sanctuary erected jointly by this congregation and the Cumberland Presbyterians on Connally Street burned in 1873. The membership constructed a frame . . . Map (db m187093) HM
10 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7309 — First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs
Established in 1850 by the Rev. Pleas B. Bailey, this Methodist congregation erected the first church building in Sulphur Springs about 1852 on a site in the "Spring Lot" which surrounded the town's mineral springs. The property was purchased from . . . Map (db m176479) HM
11 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 17958 — George and Myra Wilson
Only about a year after they met in 1880, George and Myra (Tuggle) Wilson married and began changing their small town into a bustling city. George and his brother opened a brick plant and were hired to build many prominent buildings such as the City . . . Map (db m232773) HM
12 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — Historic Roadside Park
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 . . . Map (db m120300) HM
13 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7317 — Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King / Texas in the Civil War1839 — 1910
Front Home County of Texas Confederate General W. H. King Georgian. Moved to Texas 1861. Rose to rank of colonel, 18th Texas Infantry. Led regiment in Red River Campaign of 1863 to prevent split of South along Mississippi. . . . Map (db m119776) HM
14 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7314 — Hopkins County
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, . . . Map (db m186645) HM
15 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7315 — Hopkins County Courthouse
The third Hopkins County Courthouse, built in 1882, was destroyed on Feb. 11, 1894 by a fire that also burned the jail and several nearby structures. Plans were soon made for a new court building to be erected on this corner rather than in the . . . Map (db m119782) HM
16 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7316 — Hopkins County Echo-Daily News-Telegram
Deed records indicate that a newspaper was being published in Hopkins County as early as 1854. It was known as the "Texas Star" and was located in Tarrant, which then served as county seat. In 1855, the printing presses were purchased by William . . . Map (db m119745) HM
17 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 13135 — Richland Cemetery
Unmarked graves here may date to 1872, the year the Richland Baptist Church bought the site and the Richland School was established here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1878; two earlier ones, dated 1873 and 1876, are reinterments. Many . . . Map (db m186641) HM
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18 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7325 — Shocks Chapel Methodist Church
This church traces its history to 1886, when area settlers organized a congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The church was named for the Rev. W. A. Shook, who held the first revival here. The congregation met in a brush arbor or . . . Map (db m176511) HM
19 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7332 — Site of the Union Stockade(˝ Block W)
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 . . . Map (db m119744) HM
20 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7329 — Sulphur Springs Loan and Building Association
Chartered on August 13, 1890, the Sulphur Springs Loan and Building Association is the oldest surviving savings association in the state of Texas. Charter members of the association included local business leaders Phil H. Foscue, W. F. Henderson, T. . . . Map (db m187090) HM
21 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7333 — Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889
Volunteer fire fighters, organized soon after Sulphur Springs was incorporated (1870), used a "bucket brigade" and hand-drawn equipment to control blazes before the city purchased a steam fire engine in 1888. To summon firemen, this 500-pound brass . . . Map (db m119752) HM
22 Texas, Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs — 7330 — Townsite of Tarrant
Eldridge Hopkins, for whose family Hopkins County was named in 1846, donated this site for the county seat. Named for Gen. Edward H. Tarrant (1796-1858), Texas Ranger and Mexican war veteran, Tarrant Post Office was established in March 1847. A . . . Map (db m119766) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023