Entertainment Around Every Corner
Located about 30 miles east of Rockwall and a half an hour to Lake Ray Hubbard, Greenville is the county seat of Hunt County, Texas. Founded in 1846, the city was named after Thomas J. Green, who contributed to the establishment of the Republic of Texas. Following the Civil War, the city was a major cotton farming community due to its location on the Blackland Prairies. By 1920, there were more than 12,000 residents in Greenville, putting it in the top 20 largest cities in the state. In the late 1930s, the city began construction of Majors Field, an airfield used by the U.S. Army Air Corp and the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Air Force for training purposes during World War II.
Today, the city is home to more than 26,000 residents, several Fortune 500 companies, and a major entertainment district. Every year, the city holds numerous musical events and community festivals that draw people from all around.
Downtown musical events in Greenville include the Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series, three concerts featuring well-known Texas musicians; the Greenville Entertainment Series; the Symphony Festival Series, and the Greenville Follies, a musical review that showcases several local artists. In addition, a number of local clubs feature live music, theater, and art shows. The Rally ‘Round Greenville Fest, which includes the Cotton Patch Challenge Bicycle Ride, a BBQ and Chili Cook-Off, Texas Music Weekend, and the Kids Alley is held every September. In March, residents flock downtown for the Backstreet Bash. There are also several wineries, antique malls, boutique shops, and other popular destinations downtown.
There are eight community parks and recreational areas throughout Greenville that are each unique in their own ways. Amenities include (among other things) playgrounds, disc golf courses, fishing ponds, jogging trails, and a community swimming pool. The Greenville SportsPark offers basketball courts, batting cages, lighted ball fields, and a fishing pond.
Students in the city attend Greenville Independent School District, a public school district comprised of five elementary schools, a 6th grade center, middle school, and high school. The district also offers an Early Learning center and the Houston Education Center. Popular neighborhoods in the city include Mineral Heights, Concord, and historic Downtown Greenville.
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