Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy

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Hopkins County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hopkins County
Location in the state of Texas
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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
website

Hopkins County Government Website

History

Parent County

1846--Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from Lamar and Nacogdoches Counties. County seats: Tarrant 1846-1870; [1] Sulphur Springs 1870-present [2]

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. [3]
1871 - Small part of the northeastern corner of Hopkins County was given to Lamar County. [4]

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.[5]

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

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  5. 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