Hopkins County, Texas

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Hopkins County, Texas

Hopkins County features varied timber, including pines, and drains north to South Sulphur River with light sandy to heavier black soils. It also contains Cooper Lake and Sulphur Springs Lake. Local economy consists of agribusiness, feed mills, and varied manufacturing.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.5M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $6.3M
Total Listings 77
Avg. Days On Market 145
Avg. Price/SQFT $509

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Where is Hopkins County, Texas?

  • Hopkins County, in northeast Texas, is bordered on the north by the South Sulphur River. The county seat, Sulphur Springs, is on Interstate Highway 30, eighty-two miles northeast of Dallas. The approximate center of the county is at 33°10' north latitude, 95°40' west longitude. Hopkins County has an area of 789 square miles, divided between Blackland Prairie in its northern half and southwestern quarter and the claypan of the post oak belt in its southeastern quarter.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,161. Hopkins County is named for the family of David Hopkins, an early settler in the area. Hopkins County comprises the Sulphur Springs, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area. Hopkins County was once known as the Dairy Capital of Texas. Although dairy farms declined in the area in the late 1990s there are still a number of these located there.

Adjacent Counties 

  • Delta County (north)
  • Franklin County (east)
  • Wood County (south)
  • Rains County (southwest)
  • Hunt County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Hopkins County

  • Jim Chapman Lake, also known as Cooper Lake, is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, and is located east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in the state of Texas. The lake provides water supply storage for the North Texas Municipal Water District. The lake is known as a perfect location for fishing and is stocked with multiple species of fish, including blue and channel catfish, bluegill, Florida largemouth bass, crappie, and hybrid striped bass.

  • The Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center is in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and serves as the headquarters for the many activities sponsored by the Southwest and Southland Dairy Farmers. This 10,000 square foot facility is a typical dairy-farm style building featuring a five-story silo that houses a conference room. One of the main exhibits is a series of historical vignettes that show the life of a dairy farm family before electricity came to rural America.

  • Coleman Park offers numerous facilities and activity areas for the community and public. Coleman Park begins on a concrete 2.5-mile walking trail which circles the lake, takes you past two breathtaking waterfalls, over three bridges, through a tunnel, and finally connects you to the soccer and baseball fields. The park has numerous recreational and sporting facilities, consisting of 7 soccer fields, 3 baseball fields, 3 softball fields, 2 tennis courts, a fishing pier, several picnic areas (equipped with charcoal grills and tables), a playground area, a 1/3-mile nature trail, and 2 concession stands located in the soccer and baseball areas.

  • The county offered visitors fishing and hunting opportunities, and Sulphur Springs hosted a series of annual festivals, including a dairy festival in May.

Farming and Ranching in Hopkins County 

  • The soils of the claypan area differ mainly in their greater ability to absorb and release moisture. In this area of the county numerous hardwoods, as well as evergreens and pines, grow profusely. The terrain of Hopkins County is level to rolling, and its elevations range from 350 to 650 feet above mean sea level. The higher elevations form a divide east-to-west along what is roughly the center of the county.
  • The county has deposits of oil, gas, glauconite, phosphorite, lignite, industrial sand, and clay used to produce firebrick. The climate is humid and subtropical, with an average rainfall of 45 inches a year. Temperatures range from an average low of 32° F in January to an average high of 95° F in August. The growing season averages 238 days a year.
  • The county is crossed from virtually all directions by state and federal highways. Interstate Highway 30, the major road between Dallas and Texarkana, passes through the center of Hopkins County; tourism, largely as a result of this highway, produced expenditures in the county in excess of $1 million in 1984. In 1990 Hopkins County was the leading dairy county in the state, with almost 500 dairies producing nearly 17 percent of the state total. At that time the county was also a leader in cattle production. Important crops included silage, hay, wheat, corn, rice, and soybeans.
 

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