Sulphur Springs Texas

Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs, Texas
Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs, Texas

The City of Sulphur Springs is located in Hopkins County, Texas, between Mount 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.

The downtown district features a variety of local shops, dining experiences, and an overall cultural expression about the community.

Sulphur Springs is assigned Zip Codes 75482-75483, and its Area Code is 903. Its population is about 16,000 residents as of the Federal Census of 2020.

Things to Do in Sulphur Springs
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Aerial view of downtown Sulphur Springs (photo courtesy of the Sulphur Springs Dept. of Tourism)

Aerial view of downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas at night

 


The famous glass restroom in downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas
The famous glass restroom downtown!

Downtown

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.

Sulphur Springs also now has a new attraction that’s both whimsical and practical; the only see-through public restrooms in the United States – built with one-way mirrors so people inside can see out, but those outside cannot see in.

 

More Scenes Around Sulphur Springs

Veterans Memorial in Sulphur Springs, Texas Sulphur Springs, Texas
Sulphur Springs, Texas Sprayground in downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas

Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center

Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris, Texas

The objective of the Museum is to preserve the history of the Southwestern dairy industry for the enjoyment and education of generations to come. 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. At the Southwest Dairy Museum, docents offer scheduled guided tours and can answer questions about the milk and the dairy industry.

The Museum is located at 1210 Houston Street in Sulphur Springs. Highly recommended!

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Lake Fork

Lake Fork crappie catch ... summer of 2021
Lake Fork crappie catch ... summer of 2021 (Staff photo
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At 27,264 acres and 315 miles of shoreline, Lake Fork was designed to be a premier bass fishing lake and currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 largemouth bass caught in Texas.

This popular lake is located on the Sabine River in Hopkins, Rains and Wood Counties, about 25 miles south of Sulphur Springs. It was impounded in 1980, and today reaches a depth of 70 feet.

Largemouth bass is the most popular sportfish in this reservoir. A combination of restrictive harvest regulations, stocking of Florida strain largemouth, and abundant habitat has contributed to Lake Fork's development as one of the country's premier trophy bass lakes.

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Events in Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs is busy year-round! It features several activities through the year including ...

  • The 30 East Music Festival
  • Hopkins County Fall Festival
  • America's Favorite Farmers Market
  • Relay For Life
  • Movies on the Square
  • Independence Day Concert on the downtown square
  • Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guide Show
  • Heritage Square Car Show
  • and many other activities

Hotels and Accommodations in Sulphur Springs Texas

Sulphur Springs has several motels, hotels and other accommodations.

 

 

More Sulphur Springs Information and Resources


Interactive Map of Sulphur Springs Texas (courtesy of Google)

Map of Upper East Texas Showing the Location of Sulphur Springs

Map of East Texas counties and cities showing the location of Sulphur Springs