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Birthright, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Hopkins
Elevation
509 ft (155 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 40
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 430 & 903
GNIS feature ID 1352243

Birthright, also known as Lone Star, is an unincorporated community in Hopkins County, Texas, United States. Birthright is located on Farm to Market Road 71 10 miles (16 km) north of Sulphur Springs.

History

Birthright was founded circa 1870 by E. C. Birthright, who opened a store at the site. A post office opened at Birthright in 1871; Edward McLaughlin was the first postmaster. By 1885, the community had four mill-gins, three churches, and the Lone Star School. A newspaper called the Lone Star Appeal was being printed in Birthright by 1890, at which time its population was 250. The population fell to 85 by 1925, and the school closed between the 1930s and 1948. By the 1960s, the post office and the remaining stores had closed, and all that remained of Birthright was two churches and several homes. In 1990 and 2000, Birthright had a population of 40.

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