Independence, just off Farm Road 3236 and eight miles northeast of Sulphur Springs in north central Hopkins County, was founded after the Civil War. A school was established there in 1888 on land donated by William Reed, and later a church was built. In 1905 the school had an enrollment of thirty-two. During the mid-1930s Independence had the church and school and a number of scattered dwellings. The school later closed, and in the mid-1960s only the church remained. In the late 1980s Independence was a dispersed rural community.

Continue Reading

J. E. Jennings | © TSHA

Handbook of Texas Logo

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Independence is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Independence is classified as a Town


Latitude: 33.24372370
Longitude: -95.53412020

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated