With the discovery of mineral springs in the area in 1871, Sulphur Springs quickly became a tourist destination and continued to prosper into the 20th century. The Bankhead Highway was first designated through Sulphur Springs in 1917 and by 1924 the segment between Sulphur Springs and Greenville became part of the Federal Highway System. Tourism through the town increased as a result of these designations, and many auto‐related businesses, such motels, tourist courts, gas stations, and auto dealerships, were established along the highway. A must-see on a visit to Sulphur Springs is the Romanesque Revival Hopkins County Courthouse, designed in 1894 by J. Riely Gordon and restored in 2002. City parks features walking/jogging trails and other recreational opportunities for everyone. Learn about regional industry at the Southwest Dairy Museum, or the deep history of the area at the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park.