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Hopkins County, Texas

Hopkins County

Hopkins 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.

The Hopkins County Seat is located in Sulphur Springs also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Hopkins County are Delta County (north), Franklin County (east), Wood County (south), Rains County (southwest), Hunt County (west).

Cities and towns located in Hopkins County include Como, Cumby, Sulphur Springs, Tira.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Hopkins County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Hopkins County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hopkins County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Hopkins County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Hopkins County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Hopkins County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse built in 1882, was destroyed on Feb. 11, 1894 by a fire that also burned the jail and several nearby structures. 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.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • 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
  • Hopkins County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Hopkins County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Hopkins County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Hopkins County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Hopkins Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hopkins Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hopkins Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hopkins Co. TX Census Records

Hopkins Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Hopkins Co. TX Church & Bible 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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