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Hopkins County, Texas
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Hopkins County, Texas Facts

Hopkins County

When was Hopkins County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 25, 1846 from Lamar County and Nacogdoches County. This county was named for David Hopkins, an early settler in the future county.

What is the County Seat of Hopkins County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Sulphur Springs also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hopkins County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Delta County (north), Franklin County (east), Wood County (south), Rains County (southwest), Hunt County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hopkins County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Como, Cumby, Sulphur Springs, Tira.

Hopkins County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Hopkins County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hopkins County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hopkins County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Hopkins County, TX Census Records

What Hopkins County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hopkins County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hopkins Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hopkins Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hopkins Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Hopkins County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Hopkins County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hopkins County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hopkins County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Hopkins County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 128 Jefferson St., Ste. C, Sulphur Springs 75482
  • Hopkins County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (903) 438-4074
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1846 
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hopkins County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hopkins County, TX?
A list of Hopkins County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hopkins County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hopkins County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hopkins County.

Hopkins Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hopkins Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hopkins Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hopkins Co. TX General and History Websites

Hopkins Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hopkins Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hopkins Co. TX Military Records

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