Surphur Springs Texas
The City of Sulphur Springs is located in Hopkins County, Texas, between Mt. Pleasant and Greenville on Interstate I-30.
Sulphur Springs derives its name from the fact that when the area was first settled, springs of sulphur water were abundant.
Sulphur Springs has completed a revitalization effort downtown where over 300 events and public activities are hosted in Celebration Plaza each year. A lighted, interactive fountain in the shape of the Texas star, illuminated with ultra violet light is a favorite with the kids.
Celebration Market is located in the Downtown District and features local grown produce, homemade arts and crafts, homemade goodies, entertainment and more. Children enjoy the splash pad, bubbles, balloons, and hands-on activities.
The community offers a variety of specialty shops and dining opportunities. The downtown district features a variety of local shops, dining experiences, and an overall cultural expression about the community. It features several activities through the year including the 30 East Music Festival, America's Favorite Farmers Market, Relay For Life, Movies on the Square and many other activities.
The Southwest Dairy Museum and Learning Center, located at 1200 Houston Street, exhibits depict all facets of milk production from an early farm kitchen to the modern day manufacturing of milk products. It also houses an old-fashioned soda bar where visitors can enjoy ice cream treats and light lunches, as well as a souvenir shop.
The North East Texas Symphony is active in Sulphur Springs along with the communities of Greenville, Commerce and Terrell.
Lake Fork, world renown for trophy bass, is located just 15 miles south of Sulphur Springs on Highway 154. The lake covers 27,000 surface acres, not only good for bass fishing, but crappie, catfish and bluegill, as well. Completed in 1980, Lake Fork gained the reputation for being the hottest bass fishing lake in Texas after its first state record bass was caught in 1986.
Sulphur Springs is assigned Zip Codes 75482-75483, and its Area Code is 903. Its population of nearly 15,000 residents.
Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs, Texas
Hotels and Accommodations in Sulphur Springs Texas
Sulphur Springs has several motels, hotels and other accommodations.
Area Tourism and Attractions
While visiting the area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions:
- Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69
- Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
- Athens - Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
- Canton - home of First Monday Trade Days
- Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas
- Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
- Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
- Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
- Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
- Bullard - just south of Tyler, home of wineries and the Freedom Museum