Greenville Things to Do

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    Low Hill

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 12, 2003

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    Low Hill was a prominent rise in the Smith Prairie area. Joseph Low built this 10 room house in 1915 to house his 12 children – 10 of his own by 3 wives and 2 of his third wife. The house was destroyed by fire. This model took 10 months to build with much of the furniture especially created to show the home in its original form. The model cost nearly as much to construct in 1987 as the original house.
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    Greenville Mill and Elevator

    by keeweechic Written Feb 12, 2003

    This was the site of the local grain mill in Greenville which began in 1893 by A.F. Richter. The mill was replaced by the present day building but was sold to International Mining of Minnesota in 1934. Monogram flour and Robin Flour has been produced here.
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    Tours of Puddin Hill

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    You can take a tour of Pudding Hill especially during the Fall and see how all those wonderful mouth-watering treats are made. You will see everything from the ovens to the candy centres passing under the waterfall of pure chocolate which result in their famous confections. They will also take bus tours and organisations.
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    The Fudge is Fantastic

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    The fudge… oh my god. Well lets say that I’m not big on the sweet tooth and while I will try fudge, it will be minimal. This fudge was good – not sickly sweet, making you feel ill after a few pieces. This was buttery and tasty without the sickly sweetness. The selection was vast.
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    Central Christian Church

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    This church is quite an impressive structure in the downtown area. The Gothic Revival style features towers, beautiful art glass windows and wonderful grill-like brickwork..

    The first congregation formed in 1879 as the First Christian Church and met in a Union Church on Lee Street and a small frame sanctuary was built on Wesley St. The name was then changed to the Central Christian Church when the present sanctuary was constructed in 1898-99. It is the oldest church still remaining in Greenville. A major restoration project took place in 1986 and in 1989, it was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark.

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    Seven Courthouses of Hunt County

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    In 1846 when Hunt County was created, the county seat was chosen as Greenville. Court sessions were held under oak trees until the first courthouse was built in 1847, a 22ft log cabin. This was replaced in 1853 by a 2 storied courthouse. In 1858 a third courthouse was built in the centre of the square. It was the first brick structure in the county but was condemned in 1874. The fifth courthouse was an ornate red brick building with white stone trim and was built in 1883. It lasted just over a year before fire destroyed it and a lot of the commercial district. The sixth courthouse was of similar design and was built in 1885. It lasted a lot longer than its predecessors but was torn down in 1928 to be replaced by the present, and not so interesting, courthouse. The seventh for Hunt County. This one seems to have lasted well so far.
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    Hunt County Courthouse

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    The site of the courthouse has quite a history but this particular building was constructed in 1929. In 1995 it was recorded a Texas Historic Landmark in the National Register. General Thomas Green was the Town’s namesake, he was a general in the Texas Army in the war for independence from Mexico and, later a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Hunt County was named in honour of Memucan Hunt who was Texas Secretary of the Navy.
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    Congressional Medal of Honor

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    The Medal of Honor was awarded to Audie for his outstanding heroism on January 26, 1945 in a town near Colmar in north eastern France. The day was extremely cold with snow falling. Two companies of German troops were advancing when Murphy, thinking they were all going to die, climbed on top of a burning tank destroyer and using a machine gun mounted on the tank, he single-handedly over several hours, killed 240 German soldiers and saved his men. The war was to effect and haunt him through his entire life.
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    Farmers Porch

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    The porch which is displayed in the museum is typical of a back porch of many houses in the south between 1900 and 1930. There are many tools on display that farmers would use and also the wife in the house. There are the old wash boards, cream separator, corn sheller, several irons, knee pads used for cotton picking and an egg carrier which would hold 144 eggs.
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    American Cotton Museum / Audie Murphy

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    This is a wonderful museum which introduces you to the cotton industry which was very big in this area. It is dedicated to the preservation of the history of that industry and takes you through the planting, growing, ginning, baling, spinning and weaving of cotton. You will also learn about the residents of the blackland prairie area and their contribution to the county.

    The Museum was founded in 1987 as the Hunt County Museum. The idea of an American Cotton Museum began in a downtown storefront location and has now developed into a major tourist attraction and research centre. Many conferences, symposiums and festivals are held at the Museum which has become the forefront of local history and historical cotton research in Texas.

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 1-5.
    Admission.$2.00
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    Sculptured Birds

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 14, 2003

    There are five freestanding sculptured birds which comprise "Peace in the Soul".

    The sculptures were created by Santa Fe artist Kirk Tatom.

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    German Pilots Clothing

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    These items were collected during WWII by a Texas soldier. The leather jacket, gloves, knife, gun holster and spotting glasses were taken from a captured WWII German Pilot.

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    Good Selection of Gifts

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 5, 2003

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    There are beautiful gift packages which are filled with both savoury and sweet treats, party trays and gift baskets. There are more than enough staff to help you with your decision.
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    The Old Post Office

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    The official Hunt County postal system was established here in 1847. This is a Neo-Classical building which was erected in 1910. This is also where Audie Murphy enlisted in the Army.
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    The War Memorial

    by keeweechic Written Feb 5, 2003

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    This memorial is on the courthouse lawn west of the steps. It was once a drinking fountain. The memorial commemorates the residents of Hunt County who lost their lives between 1917 and 1919.
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