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HOPKINS COUNTY, TEXAS

33 9' 0" N, 95 33' 36" W (33.15, -95.56)

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    Hopkins County History

    by Sam Fenstermacher
    The Texas State Legislature created Hopkins County from land formerly in Lamar and Nacogdoches counties in March of 1846. The county was named in honor of a prominent local pioneer family. The original county seat of Hopkins County was named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant. The town of Tarrant was created at the geographic center of Hopkins County as required by Texas law at that time. In 1847 a post office was established in Tarrant. The town of Tarrant remained the county seat of Hopkins County until the Post-Civil War Reconstruction period. In 1870 a special act of the Texas Legislature declared Sulphur Springs the permanent county seat of Hopkins County.

    Hopkins County Courthouse
    Texas - Hopkins County Courthouse
    Hopkins County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Hopkins County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Sulphur Springs

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  • Hopkins County Vintage Maps
    TX - Hopkins County 1882 map
    From 1882 Texas state map #2134 showing Hopkins County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Hopkins County 1907 postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Hopkins County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Hopkins County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Hopkins County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Hopkins County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Hopkins County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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