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FLORA, TEXAS (Hopkins County). 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.

J. E. Jennings


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

J. E. Jennings, "FLORA, TX (HOPKINS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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