Located a half hour from our dealership in Greenville is the lovely community of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Sulphur Springs is a true gem of Northeast Texas, boasting an all-American history, a thriving downtown area, and plenty of things to do for both residents and visitors alike.
Sulphur Springs was founded as Bright Star in the 1840s by American pioneers moving west. The area boasts over 100 natural springs, making it an ideal place to settle. In 1871, the town was renamed Sulphur Springs to honor the local mineral springs and sulphur baths. A grand courthouse was built in 1881 on the public square, and the city rapidly became a bustling center of nineteenth-century industry. Although the courthouse burned down in 1894, it was rebuilt in 1895 and stands to this day as an official Texas Landmark.
Things To Do
There are tons of things to do in Sulphur Springs and in the surrounding area, as the town is located an hour and a half from Dallas. Here are a few local spots we recommend you check out:
• Downtown District: From unique, independent shops to tasty local cuisine, Sulphur Springs’ Downtown District has something for everyone. On weekends, you can often enjoy community entertainment like movies on the square and live musical entertainment or visit the Farmers Market for some fresh produce and treats.
• Coleman Park: This park features lovely views, including two beautiful waterfalls, and a wealth of recreational opportunities that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy a 2.5-mile walking trail around the lake or a relaxing morning on the fishing pier.
• Hopkins County Historical Society Museum and Heritage Park: Head to Jackson Street to explore 17 restored historical buildings on 11 acres of land. Among the preserved buildings is the George and Myra Wilson home, which was built in 1910 and currently serves as a history museum for Hopkins county.