Hawkins is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,278 at the 2010 census. It is located twenty miles north of the larger city of Tyler. Just east of the community is Jarvis Christian College, a historically black institution of higher learning.
A post office was established in Hawkins in 1873.
Hawkins is located at 32°35′30″N 95°12′3″W (32.591694, -95.200936). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2) is land and 0.44% is water.
Hawkins is located between Mineola (18 miles west of Hawkins) and Big Sandy (7 miles east) on U.S. Route 80. Most of Hawkins is along FM Road 14 which runs north and south. Quitman and the unincorporated community of Holly Lake Ranch are located to the north of Hawkins, while Interstate 20 and Tyler can be reached by traveling south from Hawkins on FM 14.