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FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS

Collin County, North Central Texas

Highways 380 and 78
15 Miles E of McKinney
18 Miles W of Greenville
41 Miles NE of Dallas
Population: 3,412 (2010) 3,118 (2000)

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Downtown Farmersville, Texas in snow
Downtown Farmersville
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
Farmersville History in a Pecan Shell

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Photographer's Note: " Was quite surprised at what I found here. I pass through the edge of town frequently, but had been 20 years or so since I'd been downtown. They've really made an effort there. Audie Murphy was born close by." - Mike Price, October 16, 2007
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    It may come as no surprise that the first settlers of this town were farmers. The town drew the population of the smaller settlement of Sugar Hill (2 miles NE) in 1854. The town was granted a post office in 1857. The land for the town square was donated by one William Gotcher in 1859 and the town incorporated 14 years later.

    In 1855 the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church was organized, followed by the First Methodist Church the next year. The First Baptist Church was organized in 1865. Private schools were in operation in the 1860s and the first public schools opened about 30 years later. A weekly newspaper, the Times started publishing in 1885.

    After the arrival of the railroad, the town became a shipping point for vegetables and bois d’arc fence posts. In 1980 the town began “Old Time Saturday” which is an event that remembers pre-television Texas.

    Audie Murphy was born nearby and lived in Farmersville before his enlistment. The local library has a collection of Murphy memorabilia in a designated room. Farmersville owns its own electrical system. One of the town’s first generators is on display in the park next to the library.

    Farmersville’s post office exhibits a Depression-era mural painted by Jerry Bywaters.
    Farmersville, Texas Landmarks / Attractions
    Photos courtesy Mike Price & Stephen Michaels
    1888 Masonic Lodge,  Farmersville TX
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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    Farmersville TX 1888 Masonic Lodge
    The 1888 Masonic Lodge in Farmersville
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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    Farmersville TX 1888 Aston Bldg
    The 1888 Aston Building
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
    Farmersville TX 1890 W H May Building
    The 1890 W. H. May Building
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
    Confederate Soldier memorial statue, Farmersville, Texas
    Confederate Soldiers Memorial
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
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    Moss on wall, Farmersville Texas
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Farmersville, Texas post office mural
    Farmersville Post Office Mural
    Photos courtesy Farmersville Main Street
    Farmersville Texas - restored 1930's Onion Shed
    The restored 1930's Onion Shed downtown. "we use it for our monthly Farmers and Fleas Market and all sorts of other events."
    - Farmersville Main Street
    Audie Murphy Memorial, Farmersville, Texas
    Audie Murphy Memorial in Farmersville
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007

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    Audie Murphy Memorial, Farmersville, Texas
    Audie Murphy Memorial
    Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
    Audie Murphy's homecoming to Farmersville  Texas in 1945
    Historical marker: Recently added to downtown, this state marker celebrates Audie Murphy's homecoming to Farmersville in 1945 (which was covered by Life Magazine).
    Photo courtesy Farmersville Main Street

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