Brashear News Archives
Brashear is in west central Hopkins County, eight miles west of Sulphur Springs. U.S. Highway-67 passes through the community and Interstate-30 bypasses the community to the north. Brashear was founded in 1868 and named for Joseph Brashear, who surveyed the townsite.
Brashear was part of the Wise Ranch, until 1898, when G.W. Mahoney bought the 5000 acre ranch and divided it into small farms, that he sold to people seeking a place to live and make a crop. A townsite was laid out and property was designated for a school, a church, and a cemetery. Stores were opened that same year.
A post office was established in 1899 with William Y. Crain serving as the first postmaster. Other postmasters included Mina W. Keinningham, Robert G. Timbs, Richard E. Smith, Willie F. Francis, Luther A. Stidham, Clarence A. Hickman, and Audrey Satterwhite.
A Baptist Church was organized in 1899 and the school was also opened that year.
In 1948, there were six stores, four churches, a cotton gin, a telephone exchange, and a two-teacher school, located in Brashear. Later, the school consolidated with the Sulphur Springs Independent School District.
Today, the town of Brashear contains churches, a general store, and serves as a farming community where beef cattle, dairy cattle, hay, and horses are raised.
A beautiful sunset over the Brashear Community, December 2007.
Busy traffic by-passing the little community of Brashear, north on I-30.