Flora, TX (Hopkins County)


By: J. E. Jennings

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Flora, on Farm Road 69 thirteen miles northeast of Sulphur Springs in northeastern Hopkins County, is said to have been named for the many wildflowers on the surrounding prairie. A. F. and H. F. Conner settled in the area in the early 1860s. A tannery established there furnished leather for shoes and harnesses. A post office opened at the site in 1902 but closed in 1905. By the mid-1930s Flora had a school, a business, and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1940 its population was twenty-five. After World War II the school was consolidated with that of Sulphur Bluff, and by the mid-1980s the community had one business and a number of scattered houses.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

J. E. Jennings, “Flora, TX (Hopkins County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/flora-tx-hopkins-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Flora
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379778
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Hopkins County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.25455720°
  • Longitude: -95.43328370°
Population Counts
People Year
20 2009