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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] &gt;&nbsp;Hopkins County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hopkins County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hopkins County
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| county_map = Tx-hopkins.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = March 25
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| seat wl = Sulphur Springs
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.hopkinscountytexas.org/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>County Clerk's Office<br>128 Jefferson, Suite C<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Phone: (903) 438-4074<br>Fax: (903) 438-4110
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Hopkins County Court House<br>PO Box 288<br>Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 <br>Phone: 903.885.3929<br>&nbsp;<br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, court and land records from 1846;<br> District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Hopkins County was created and organized on 25 March 1846 from Lamar and Nacogdoches counties. County seat: Tarrant (1846-1871), Sulphur Springs (1871-present).  
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'''1846--'''Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] and [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] Counties. '''County seats:''' Tarrant 1846-1870;&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18</ref> Sulphur Springs 1870-present <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1870 - '''Southwestern Corner of Hopkins County was given to Rains County; land north of the South Sulphur River was given to Delta County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18</ref><br>'''1871 - '''Small part of the northeastern corner of Hopkins County was given to Lamar County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18</ref><br><br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1894'''--Hopkins County Courthouse destroyed by fire on February 10, 1894.&nbsp; Nearly all of the records were saved.&nbsp; Those destroyed were in the office of Judge Morris.&nbsp; The fire additionally destroyed the jail, part of the Courthouse square and the offices of the Hopkins County Echo newspaper.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Sulphur Springs, TX Hopkins County Courthouse Fire, Feb 1894 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17844/sulphur-springs-tx-hopkins-county-courthouse-fire-feb-1894</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Brashear | Dike | Como | Cumby | Gafford | Pickton | Saltillo | Sulphur Bluff | Sulphur Springs | Tira<br><br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]
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*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]
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*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]
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*[[Rains County, Texas|Rains]]
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*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]
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*[[Wood County, Texas|Wood]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/cemetery.html Hopkins County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/cemeteries.html Hopkins County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/census/1850/index/surnindx.txt 1850 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1860_census.html 1860 Hopkins County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/mortality.html 1870 Mortality Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1900_census_district.html 1900 Enumeration Districts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1930_census_district.html 1930 Enumeration Districts&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/churches.html Hopkins County Church Records and News]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Hopkins County and Our Heritage'' by Florene Chapman Adams
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/bios.htm Hopkins County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/history.html Hopkins County Histories]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1845AreaMap.jpg 1845 Hopkins County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1851AreaMap.jpg 1851 Hopkins County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7307/Hopkins+County+1885/ 1885 Hopkins County Land Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/military.html Hopkins County Military Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/obits.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/obituaries.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records; 1968-2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850-1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Sulphur Springs Public Library<br>611 Davis St N<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Phone: (903) 885-4926<br>[http://www.sslibrary.org/ Website]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*Family History Library Catalog for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/hoptoc.htm Hopkins County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/ Hopkins County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Hopkins/ Hopkins County Genealogy and Family History Links] - Linkpendium.com
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*[http://www.sulphursprings-tx.com/ Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hopkins|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Hopkins County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hopkins County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 25, 1846
County Seat Sulphur Springs
Courthouse



County Courthouse

Hopkins County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
128 Jefferson, Suite C
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone: (903) 438-4074
Fax: (903) 438-4110

Hopkins County Court House
PO Box 288
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
Phone: 903.885.3929
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1846;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from Lamar and Nacogdoches Counties. County seats: Tarrant 1846-1870; [2] Sulphur Springs 1870-present [3]

Boundary Changes

1870 - Southwestern Corner of Hopkins County was given to Rains County; land north of the South Sulphur River was given to Delta County. [4]
1871 - Small part of the northeastern corner of Hopkins County was given to Lamar County. [5]

Record Loss

1894--Hopkins County Courthouse destroyed by fire on February 10, 1894.  Nearly all of the records were saved.  Those destroyed were in the office of Judge Morris.  The fire additionally destroyed the jail, part of the Courthouse square and the offices of the Hopkins County Echo newspaper.[6]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Brashear | Dike | Como | Cumby | Gafford | Pickton | Saltillo | Sulphur Bluff | Sulphur Springs | Tira

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Sulphur Springs Public Library
611 Davis St N
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone: (903) 885-4926
Website

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Texas. Page 666 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  5. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  6. GenDisasters.com - Sulphur Springs, TX Hopkins County Courthouse Fire, Feb 1894 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17844/sulphur-springs-tx-hopkins-county-courthouse-fire-feb-1894