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THERMO, TEXAS

Hopkins County, East Texas

FM 1870
About 5 Miles E of Sulphur Springs
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally known as Crush, it appears as such on dated maps. There is no connection to the infamous "Crash at Crush" which was just S of Waco alongside present-day I-35.

Crush referred to a large industrial rock crusher located here. A brickyard was established here around 1910 and the name was changed to Thermo - the trade name of a vitrified brick. The Thermo Fire Brick Company was the community's major employer.

Thermo is still listed as a community, although it is left off of many current maps.
TX Hopkins County 1920s Map
Hopkins County 1920s Map showing Crush
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
TX Hopkins County 1940s Map
Hopkins County 1940s Map showing Thermo
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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