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TOWNS OF HOPKINS COUNTY TX IN 1884-1885

Based on The Texas State Gazeteer and Business Directory

NOTE: This information was submitted by HCGS member Mack W. Mullins of Waco, TX, who has graciously given permission for us to use here. This list was previously published in the Hopkins County Heritage quarterly in March, 1991. Thanks, Mack!

BIRTHRIGHT - A village in Hopkins County, 326 miles northeast of Austin and 10 miles northeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. It contains 4 steam grist mills and cotton gins, 3 churches and a school. Ships cotton and wool. Population, 150. Mail, semi-weekly, Dr. W. Bradford, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Archer, P. F., physician

Birthright, C. E., gin, grist mill and general store

Birthright, D. B., banker

Bradford, H. C., physician

Bradford, Willie, physician

Cannon, John L., grocer

Chapman, Mrs. Elmira, horse gin mill

Garrison, William, blacksmith

Greenhill Bros., telegraph and railroad agents

Hargrove, Glin, steam gin mill

Helmus, Robert & Co, grocers

McBridge, T., express agent

Moore, Miss Lucy, teacher

Read, William, blacksmith

Smith, John, painter

Surls, Thomas, carpenter

Wilson, ??, physician

BLACK JACK GROVE - A village on the J.sec of the M.P. Ry. in Hopkins County, 300 miles northeast of Austin, and 16 miles west of Sulphur Springs, the county seat and nearest banking point. It contains 2 steam grist mills and cotton gins, and a good school. Cotton and grain are shipped. Population, 250. Mail, daily.

Businesses and professional people:

Barker, Mrs. H. C., lumber

Bays & Estes, grocers

Brewer, J. A., saloon and livery

Brown, M. D., cotton gin, grist and planing mill

Brown & Green, grocers

Cate, A., general store

Cross & Center, blacksmiths

Dabbs, J. W., general store

Deloach, M., general store

Dickson, B. R., physician

Dickson, J. A. & E. R., general store

Dickson, William, general store

Green, S. A., general store

Hart, A. J., lime manufacturer

Howald, J. E., lumber

Jenkins, Otis B., general store

Jones, D. C., farm implements

Jones & Bro., general store

Ligon, E. T., physician

McFarland, J. E. & Co., grocers

Olive & Rippey, grocers

Parker, James, general store

Pippen & Bone, general store

Pitts, J. J., jeweler

Stanley & Co, saloon

Stevens & Williams, dry goods

Stringer, D. R., saloon

Vick, Y. L., furniture

Williams, H. E., attorney

Williams, R., brick manufacturer

Wood, B. M., grocer

Wood, B. M. & Son, gin and grist mill

BLACK OAK - A post office on Caney Creek in Hopkins County, 310 miles northeast of Austin, 16 miles southeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, and 6 miles south of Carroll's Prairie, the nearest railroad station. Sulphur Springs is the nearest banking point. It contains Methodist and Baptist churches and a district school. Population 100. Mail, tri-weekly, F. A. Parks, postmaster.

CARROLL'S PRAIRIE - A post village on the J. sec. M.P. Ry, (Missouri Pacific Railway) in Hopkins County, 326 miles northeast of Austin and 10 miles southeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, and nearest banking point. It contains 2 steam grist mills and cotton gins, and ships cotton. Population, 200. Tel. W.U. (Telegraph, Western Union), Mail, daily.

Businesses and professional people:

Bland, G. B., carpenter

Cannon, T. A. & Co., grocers

Coleman & Jeffries, general store

Garrett, M. & Son, sorghum manufacturers

Garvin & Tippitt, general store

James, A. J., wagonmaker

Jeffries & Ardis, drugs and groceries

Lanier, T. W. & M. C., general store

Lewis, W., physician

Lynch, Lewis & Smith, general store

Lynch, T. J., physician

McBride, Mrs. E. J., general store

McElroy, D. T., saloon

Robertson, G. W. grist mill and cotton gin

Smith, J. F. & Co., general store

Taylor, A. J., blacksmith

Vanderslice, B. C., general store

Warren, W., grist mill and cotton gin

Yantis & McBride, saddlery and hardware

COLD HILL - Formerly known as Fowler's Store, is a post office in Hopkins County, 312 miles northeast of Austin and 12 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Settled in 1879, it contains steam grist mills and cotton gins, 2 churches and a district school. Cotton and syrup are shipped. Stages weekly to Sulphur Springs. Population, 100. Mail, weekly. J. A. Osborn, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Garrett, Rev. W. (Baptist)

Gresham & Co., grocers

McLeroy, F. J., blacksmith

McLeroy, J. M., hotel

Middleton, Rev. W. E. (Baptist)

Osborn, A., carpenter

Osborn, J. A., grocer

Potts, J. P. & J. D., gin and grist mills

Speede, J. M., physician

Weaver, J. G., constable

Wilson, Rev. A. J. (Presbyterian)

DIVIDE - A post village in Miller Grove precinct, Hopkins County, 309 miles northeast of Austin, and 9 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Settled in 1881, it contains a steam grist mill, 2 cotton gins, 3 churches and a district school. Population, 130. Mail, semi-weekly, I. M. Wester, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Baker, G. W., farmer

Hughes, W. A., farmer and stock breeder

Gore, James, farmer

Hutchson, F., gin manufacturer and farmer

Lanier, Robert, farmer and stock breeder

Morris, T. D., farmer

Perghbous, J. F., farmer

Spead, Dr., farmer

FAIRYLAND - A post village on the Sulphur River in Hopkins County, 328 miles northeast of Austin and 12 miles northwest of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Settled in 1880, it contains steam grist mills and cotton gins, a broom factory, a church and a district school. Cotton and grain form the shipments. Stages, daily to Cooper and Sulphur Springs; fare 75 cents to either place. Population, 400. Mail, daily. W. J. Lang, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Arnold, C. S., carpenter

Brooks, Jacob, shoemaker

Fairyland Academy, W. T. Holderness, principal

Grogan, Thomas, blacksmith

Haney & Jones, flour and saw mills

Hayes & Collins, grocers

Holderness, W. T., teacher

Jones, Miss Mamie, teacher

Kirkbridge, R. L. & Bro., wagonmakers

Leeman, Dr. J. A., druggist

Long, W. J., dry goods and groceries

Perkins, J. W., carpenter

Smith, Oscar, physician

Truesdall, F. J., blacksmith

MILLER GROVE - A post office in Hopkins County, 300 miles northeast of Austin and 16 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs, the county seat and 8 miles northeast of Lone Star, the nearest railroad station. Sulphur Springs is the nearest banking point. It has steam grist and saw mills, a cotton gin, 3 churches and a district school. Population, 30. Mail by special supply, A. F. Pate, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Pate, A. F., grocer

Stamps, Mathis & Mathews, gin and saw mill

PENN - A post office in Hopkins County, 333 miles northeast of Austin, 17 miles southeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat and 11 miles north of Winnsborough (sic), the nearest railroad station. Sulphur Springs is the nearest banking point. Settled in 1871, it contains 3 churches, a school, a steam grist mill and a cotton gin. Population, 60.

Mail, by special supply, R. V. McGill, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Banister, J. T., general store

Banister, T. B., teacher

Cooper, H., blacksmith

Hugens, W. M. harnessmaker

McGill, R. V. & Son, gin, grist mill, and general store

Penn, W. W., physician

PICKTON - A village on the J. sec. M.P. Ry, in Hopkins County, 331 miles northeast of Austin, 15 miles southeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, and 5 ½ miles southeast of Carroll's Prairie, the nearest railroad station. Sulphur Springs is the nearest banking point. Settled in 1881, it contains a steam grist mill and cotton gin, a church and a district school. Population, 60, Exp. Pacific. Mail, daily. J. C. Richardson, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Anderson, J. W., Justice of the Peace

Bell, John, sugar mill

Burnes, John, harnessmaker

Carroll, G., constable

Clough, Rev. J. D., dry goods and groceries

Gibson, W. P., dry goods and groceries

Haygood, S. B., groceries and drugs

James, Charles, teacher

James, R. B., teacher

Jones, William, physician

Melsom, A. T., gin and grist mill

Melsom, C., teacher

Melson, Ladd, cotton gin

Mitchell, E., carpenter

Mitchell, G. W., carpenter

Nickols, G. M., blacksmith

Patrick, J., gin and grist mill

Peryne, Richard, gin and grist mill

Ramsey, Rev. D., minister

Richardson & Richardson, groceries and drugs

Smith, J. F. & Co., drugs and grocers

Stacy, William, cotton gin

Thompson, J. R., shoemaker

Williams, W. P., physician

REILLY SPRINGS - A post village in Hopkins County, 326 miles northeast of Austin, and 10 miles south of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. It contains 2 steam mills and cotton gins and 3 churches. Ships cotton and live stock. Population, 200. Mail, tri-weekly.

Businesses and professional people:

Barrington, T., constable and carpenter

Bertram, R. E., teacher

Caldwell, Rev. H. (Presbyterian)

Crabtree, John, carpenter and Justice of the Peace

Gray, B. R., carpenter

Hammonds, John, carpenter

Hendrix, W. H., carpenter

Jones & Clark, grocers

Knox, G. K., chair manufacturer

McElroy, J. E., physician

Mitchell, B. R., carpenter

Quinney, J. M., physician

Sharp, Rev. E. G. (Baptist)

Weaver, J. A., general store and grist mill

Yantis, G.R., gin and grist mill

SALTILLO - A settlement on White Oak Creek, in Hopkins County, 332 miles northeast of Austin, and 16 miles east of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. It contains a water power grist mill, 2 churches and a school. Population, 60. Mail, tri-weekly. C. J. Green postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Arthur, W. E., grist mill and grocer

Cofpedger, J. A., physician

Green, C. J., general store

Green, R., physician

Hay, Rev. William (Methodist)

Miller, Mrs. M. J., teacher

SULPHUR BLUFF - A post village in Hopkins County, 336 miles northeast of Austin, and 20 miles northeast of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. It contains a steam grist mill, 3 cotton gins, 3 churches and a school. Ships cotton and live stock. Population, 250. Mail, semi-weekly.

Businesses and professional people:

Caldwell, L. W., physician

Cunningham, A. R. carpenter

Davis and Bro., cotton gin

Dawson, D. A., cotton gin

Hargrave, J. H., general store

Harrington, R. G., physician

Hopkins, J. E., cotton gin

Julson, Joseph, blacksmith

Miller, Reuben, blacksmith

Posey, W. S., physician

Posey, W. S. & Son, general store

Sulphur Lumber Co., William Buchanan, President, J. H. Bemis,vice-president, T. W. Buchanan, secretary and treasurer.

SULPHUR SPRINGS - The judicial seat of Hopkins County, in the central portion of which it is situated, is a flourishing town on the J. sec. Of the M.P. Ry., and on White Oak River, 316 miles northeast of Austin. First settled in 1850, it now contains Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian and 2 colored churches, a college, a high and several private schools, a flouring mill, planing and saw-mills, furniture factories, foundries and machine shops, wagon factories, tanneries, 3 good hotels, an opera house capable of seating 800, 2 private banks, and the usual number of professional men, special and general stores, blacksmith shops, etc., for a place of its size. The press is represented by 2 weekly Democratic papers, the Sulphur Springs Gazette and the Hopkins County Echo, both ably edited and popular sheets. Valuable deposits of coal have recently been discovered in the vicinity, but no attempt at development has yet been made. The shipments comprise cotton, lumber, hides and wool. The place takes its name from the numerous mineral springs abounding here. Tel. W.U. Exp., Pacific. Population, 2,500. Mail, daily. Daniel Gunn, postmaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Acker, H. P. & Co. (Henderson P. Acker, J. M. Ashcroft, Theo Nichols), auction and commission

Atkins, Joseph W., shoemaker

Atkins, Mrs. Sarah, confectioner

Atkisson, Prof. J. W., principal, Central College

Avera, James W., district clerk

Avinger, H. J., J. F. Carter, manager, lumber

Baird & Vosburgh (James R. Baird, William H. Vosburgh, sewing machines

Baker, John A., constable

Becton, Edwin P., physician

Beville, Allen M., manager Co-operative Association

Blyth, William T., Justice of Peace

Bradfield, J. Y. & J. W. (James Y. and John W.), livery

Brashear, C. H. & Co. (Chris H. and M. L. Brashear), grocers

Brasher, Oliver H., saloon

Brewere & Camp, (Charles A. Brewer, Frank P. Camp), grocers

Bridges, Andrew J., proprietor, City Hotel

Brinker & Bros. (John T., William E. and Henry W.), grocers

Buford, William R.

Carothers, William A., grocer

Carter, John F., lumber

Caton, James, lawyer

Coffey, John S., proprietor, Whitworth Hotel and dealer in Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Cigars, s s Public Square (See adv., p. 657)

Connally & Co. (S. S. Connally, M.A.T. Childress, David M., Lafayette T., James H. and C. Edgar Connally), dry goods

Cotter & McMullan (James Cotter, Thomas McMullan), grocers

Daswell, Alfred E., station agent

Davison, John M., photographer

Devall, Charles A., dentist

Dial, John J., physician

Dinsmore, James H., principal, high school

Dobbs, J. W. & Sons (Joseph W., Joseph and J. Lee), general store

Doney, Alonzo G. V., physician

Dreeben, Israel, general store

Dreeben & Tobiansky (Solomon Dreeben, Isaac Tobiansky), general store

Elder, Benjamin H., general store

Elliott, J. P. & Co. (John P. Elliott, Martin G. Miller, A. B. Williamson), general merchandise

Finney, Frank E., gunsmith

Fleming & Prewitt (Edward B. Fleming, James F. Prewit), saloon

Foster, Barham, lawyer

Furguson, John R., sheriff

Garrison, Gus, lawyer

George, F. M. & Co. (Francis M. George, Charles Denyven), flour and planing mill

Gilbert, James L., county surveyor

Gilbert, Samuel L., physician

Glasscock, Thomas J., livery

Goodner, William S., dentist

Hargrove & Dial (William C. Hargrove, Jr., John J. Dial), druggists

Hargrove & Thomas (John T. Hargrove, Jasper Thomas), grocers

Harper, G. W. & Co. (George W. and John W. Harper), grocers

Harper, John H., shoemaker

Henderson, Williiam F., insurance agent

Henderson & Stewart (Alfred A. Henderson, Seth W. Stewart), lawyers

Henry, David, city marshall

Henry, Mrs. S.P.A., private school

Hinnant, John B., blacksmith

Hobart & Perry (Albert Hobart, Jr., Frank Perry) cotton buyers

Hooper, Johnson M., physician

Hopkins County Echo, The (weekly), Ezra M. Tate, editor and proprietor

Hunsucker, A. L., brick manufacturer

Hunter, Putnam & Crawford (Samuel J. Hunter, John A.B. Putnam, John W. Crawford), lawyers

Hyde, T. V., architect

Ingram, William J., deputy U. S. Marshall

Jacobson & Fore (Nathan Jacobson, Walker Fore), dry goods

Jarboe, Mellown & Co (J.Rush Jarboe, James W. Mellown, Wm F. Henderson, Theodore Weigers), hardware

Jarrett, Charles W., cotton buyer

Johnson, J. H. & Bro. (James H. and William E.) hardware

Jordan, Mrs. J., dressmaker

King & King (Lorenzo D. and Benjamin F.), lawyers

Kirksey, William L., carpenter

Kyle, Augustus, physician

Landers, Andrew P., county clerk

Lanier Bros. (William A. and Robert S.), live stock

Leach & Ringer (William P. Leach, William E. Ringer), lawyers

Lewis & Rogers (John B. Lewis, T. S. Rogers), cotton

Linley, Riley, horses & mules, 13 mi. NW

McBride, H. T., agent, Pacific Express Co.

McDaniel, William L., Proprietor, Bower Well Hotel

McNabb, Adam C., insurance agent

Manning, James R., planing mill and furniture

Maupin & Barton (William H. Maupin, Arthur Barton), wagonmakers

Melton, Millard A., blacksmith

Milan, J. K., County Judge

Miller, M. G. & Co. (Martin G. Miller, Allen B. Williamson), grocers

Minich, J. W., sewing machines

Molek, Marcus, boots and shoes

Opera Hall, Patton & Williamson, managers

Pate, Joseph, County Treasurer

Patrick, Ephraim M., Wholesale & Retail Groceries, Provisions, Produce, Hides, Pelts, Wool & Cotton Buyer

Patton, E. G. & Co. (Edward G. Patton), drugs and books

Pickens & Buford (Joseph W. Pickens, John C. Buford), meat market

Posey, William S., drugs and books

Prim, Samuel, bookseller

Proctor, James E., carriage maker

Randall & Scarborough (J. C. Randall, J. L. Scarborough), painters

Reno, Dr., physician

Richards, George, barber

Richards, George A., tailor

Robertson, B. T. & Co. (Benjamin T. and James E. Robinson), drugs and books

Robinson, James E., physician

Rodgers, James W., furniture

Rutledge, William M., watches and clocks

Smith, William W., machinist

Snoden, Charles, blacksmith

Sower Wells Hotel ($1.50 per day), William L. McDaniel, Proprietor, 1 block west of depot

Starr, Benjamin W, saddlery and tin goods

Sulphur Springs Co-operative Assn., Allen M. Beville, manager, grocers

Sulphur Springs Leather Manufacturing Co., (Capitol, $25,000), Samuel J. Hunter, President, Charles B. Crosby, Secretary and Manager, Samuel G. Tomlinson, Treasurer, Wholesale and Retail Saddles, Leather,

Boots, Shoes, etc. Horse Collar manufacturers, Tanners and Curriers.

Summers & Melton (Smith W. Summers, Richard A. Melton), grocers

Tapp, J. M. & Co. (James M. Tapp), general store

Tate, Ezra M., Proprietor, Hopkins County Echo

Taylor, Theophillus H., physician

Tomlinson & Henderson Bros., (Samuel G. Tomlinson, Alfred A. and Robert M. Henderson), land agents

Tyler & Rogers (Lucius L. Tyler, Elijah P. Rogers), barbers

Wachholder, Marx, general store

Wagner, Boney, live stock, 8 mi NW

Waller, M. & Co. (Jacob M. Morris and Samuel Waller), dry goods

Weaver & Whitworth (James A. Weaver, John L. Whitworth), bankers

Wester, James M., pianos and organs

Whitworth Hotel, John S. Coffey, Proprietor, s s Public Square, (See adv p.657)

Williams, John D., saddler

Williamson, Allen B., county tax collector

Wilson, J. O., brick manufacturer

Wortham & Son (William A. and Albert A.), Proprietors, Sulphur Springs Gazette

Yesner, Max, grocer

Ziegler, William C., county attorney

WHITE OAK - A village on river of the same name in Hopkins County, 326 miles northeast of Austin, and 10 miles east of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Settled in 1843, it contains a steam grist mill and cotton gin, 2 churches and a school. Population, 150. Mail, tri-weekly, G. M. Christian, postmaaster.

Businesses and professional people:

Christian, E. L., harnessmaker

Christian, G. M., physician and notary

Henley, E. M., cotton gin

Harron, F. J., physician

King, Rev. J., Principal, White Oak Academy

Lawton, Henry, carpenter

Minter, S. O. bricklayer

Robinson, J. D., carpenter

Sterling, C. C., physician

Stout, S. S., grocer

White Oak Academy, Rev. J. King, principal