Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Hopkins County, Texas (Map It) 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.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Hopkins County is bordered by Delta County (north), Franklin County (east), Wood County (south), Rains County (southwest), Hunt County (west).

Hopkins County Cities and Towns include Como, Cumby, Sulphur Springs, Tira.. A Map of Hopkins County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hopkins County, Texas Courthouse Records

Hopkins County, Texas Courthouse
Hopkins County, TX Courthouse

The Hopkins County Courthouse is located in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hopkins county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. 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.

  • Hopkins County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1846, Land Records from 1846, Probate Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1846. The County Clerk's office 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.
  • 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, Texas Census Records

Hopkins County, Texas Vital Records

Hopkins County, Texas Resources

Hopkins County, Texas External Links

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