Greenville, Texas (Images of America Series)

Overview


Located on the rolling Blackland Prairies of Northeast Texas, Greenville was founded in January 1847 as the county seat of Hunt County. Through the years, it became not only the seat of local and county government, but the economic, social, and cultural center of much of the area. With the arrival of the railroads in 1880, Greenville became a market center for cotton, livestock, and other agricultural products, and a vast assortment of goods were available to discerning shoppers. Paved roads, a professional ...
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Overview


Located on the rolling Blackland Prairies of Northeast Texas, Greenville was founded in January 1847 as the county seat of Hunt County. Through the years, it became not only the seat of local and county government, but the economic, social, and cultural center of much of the area. With the arrival of the railroads in 1880, Greenville became a market center for cotton, livestock, and other agricultural products, and a vast assortment of goods were available to discerning shoppers. Paved roads, a professional theater, baseball, football, and the North Texas Fair brought visitors to Greenville from the surrounding areas. Merchants, bankers, and entrepreneurs worked diligently to create a community of modern conveniences, beautiful homes, churches, and schools. One of the first municipally owned power plants opened in Greenville in the late 19th century. Though they do keep up with the times, Greenville residents continue to honor their town's remarkable history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738579108
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,381,661
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Carol Coley Taylor has been active in historical preservation in Greenville for more than three decades. She holds graduate degrees from Midwestern State University and Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her lifelong passion for local history has led to work with the Hunt County Historical Commission and the Northeast Texas History and Genealogy Center.
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