Sulphur Springs, Texas
The recognized Post office was first known as Bright Star, but changed its name to Sulphur Springs in 1871 for the many mineral springs in the area. Hopkins County is the leading dairy county in the southwest with some 490 dairies. Also, the area boasts extensive beef cattle production, as well as, the center for national and regional manufacturing facilities. Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Complex includes meeting rooms, theater/auditorium, livestock exhibition area, indoor rodeo arena.
The Romanesque Revival, 1894, Hopkins County courthouse is almost identical to those in Wise and Ellis Counties. The original cost of the impressive red granite and limestone structure was $75,000.