SHIRLEY, TEXAS. Shirley was a small farming community located on Farm Road 71 about ten miles northeast of Sulphur Springs in northern Hopkins County. This settlement probably began by the early 1900s. Highway maps in the 1930s show a school and scattered farms in the area. The community no longer appeared on maps by the 1990s. Another rural community in southwestern Hopkins County was named Sherley, sometimes spelled Shirley.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Laurie E. Jasinski, "SHIRLEY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrsea), accessed December 05, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.