Established in 1846, this town was once named "Cotton Capital of the World" when it set the record for the most cotton bales compressed in a single day. The seat of Hunt County, it is a gateway to East Texas from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
The historic Main Street area downtown is home to notable architecture as well as state and national historic landmarks. Visitors can find antiques, shopping, restaurants, music venues and a winery here.
Historic sites include the 1896 Katy Depot, the 1899 Central Christian Church, and the vaudeville-era Texan Theater.
Audie Murphy, the nation's most decorated soldier of World War II, was born in a rural area a few miles north of Greenville.
Clymer Meadow Preserve is one of the most diverse remnants of the Blackland Prairie in Texas, and is a prime spot for birding and wildflowers. In northwestern Hunt County, near Celeste. Access by appointment only.903/568-4139. www.nature.org.