The Post Office was first known as Bright Star, but changed its
name to Sulphur Springs in 1971 for the many mineral springs in
the area. Leading dairy county in the U.S. with some 490 dairies.
Also extensive beef cattle production, as well as center for
national and regional manufacturing facilities. Hopkins County
Regional Civic Center Complex includes meeting rooms, theater/auditorium,
livestock exhibition area, indoor rodeo arena. Romanesque Revival
1894 Hopkins County courthouse is almost identical to those in
Wise and Ellis counties. Original cost of the impressive red
granite and limestone structure was $75,000.
- HOPKINS COUNTY MUSEUM and HERITAGE PARK - This 11 acre
complex is home for a growing number of original historic houses,
shops, and mills moved to the site. The county's oldest brick
structure, the Atkins House, built in 1870, is here. Open Sat
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. Located at 416 N.
- MUSIC BOX GALLERY - Houses a collection of more than
150 music boxes, started in 1919 when Belgian royal family gave
Leo St. Clair a music box. Includes many sizes and varieties.
Open Mon - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Located at 201 N. Davis Street
in the library.
- SOUTHWEST DAIRY CENTER - Built in dairybarn style,
complete with silo, center tells the story of the dairy industry.
Exhibits recall early day milk production and manufacturing, a
1930's style kitchen scene with mother separating the cream while
a child churns the butter, and early day barn scene. There is
also an old time soda fountain dispensing malts, milk shakes and
sundaes, and a general-store gift shop. Center's mobile dairy
classroom, complete with cow and calf, travels to schools and
events to tell the dairy story. Open Tues thru Sat from 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m. In the Civic Center Complex. Located at 1210 Houston
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