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Greenville is a North Texas city located in central Hunt County, approximately 45 miles from Dallas. It is the county seat and largest city of Hunt County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,557.Greenville was named for Thomas J. Green, a general in the Texas Army during the war for independence from Mexico.GeographyGreenville is located at . Greenville is situated in the heart of the Texas Blackland Prairies, 45 minutes northeast of Dallas, and about 50 minutes south of the Texas/Oklahoma border on the eastern edge of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.7sqmi, of which, 33.9sqmi of it is land and 0.8sqmi of it is water.ClimateGreenville is considered to be a part of the humid subtropical region. The temperature is typically 5 degrees lower on average due to its location on the north Texas prairies and the climate is typically windy.HistoryGreenville was founded in 1846. The city was named after Thomas J. Green, a significant contributor to the establishment of Texas as a Republic. He later became a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. The city was almost named “Pinckneyville” in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Governor of Texas.
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