Hopkins is a city in northern Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The population was 532 at the 2010 Census.History
Hopkins was laid out in 1870. The community has the name of A.L. Hopkins of the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad. The railroad later became the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and finally the Burlington Northern before tracks were remove in 1983. A post office called Hopkins has been in operation since 1871.Occult writer Grant Wallace was born in Hopkins in 1867.The Hopkins Tornado of 1881 is believed to have been one of the first recorded F5 tornadoes.On Sunday afternoon November 16, 1952, Hopkins was struck by a tornado which greatly damaged the downtown business district. Mary Jane Truman, sister of Harry S Truman, had appeared in the community almost to the day a year earlier. She contacted her brother who was on a yacht. Hopkins was the first town in the United States of under 1,000 people to receive federal disaster relie
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