Established in 1846, Greenville, the seat of Hunt county, was once named the "Cotton Capital of the World." As the center of a rich agricultural region featuring cotton, it is also home of more than 50 modern industries including electrical hardware, space electronics, agricultural chemicals, household rubber products, oil-field machinery, aircraft, and clothing.
Greenville is the gateway to Lake Tawakoni. Audie Murphy, the nation's most decorated soldier of World War II, was born in a rural area a few miles north of Greenville. Visitors can find historical sites, and fascinating antique stores, specialty shops, malls and outlet stores make Greenville renowned for bargain shopping.