Introduction to Greenville, Texas
Greenville, Texas, in Hunt county, is 29 miles E of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 46 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Dallas metropolitan area. Greenville has a population of 23,960.
Greenville was established in 1846. It was famous for a sign that read "Welcome to Greenville, The Blackest Land, The Whitest People." This sign was hung over the main street in the downtown area from the 1920s to the 1960s. Between the 1960s and 1970s, the sign was changed to "The Blackest Land, The Greatest People" and was eventually taken down. The fertile black soil of the area resulted in excellent cotton production, and Greenville became known as the "cotton capital of the world".
Greenville and nearby Attractions
- William and Medora Camp House
- Meadowview Community Center
- Hunt County Courthouse
- Memoryland Memorial Park
- Graham Park
- W. C. Cotton Stadium
Things To Do In Greenville
The American Cotton Museum has exhibits about the American cotton industry. It features picnic areas, a cotton patch, and the Ende-Gaillard House, the oldest house in the area. Lake Tawakoni State Park, which occupies an area of 376 acres, has picnic areas, hiking trails, and a swimming beach. It also offers facilities for boating.
Flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Greenville Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available at Texas A & M University, University of Dallas, and Collin County Community College.