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FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS

Collin County, Central Texas North

33° 9' 51" N, 96° 22' 0" W (33.164167, -96.366667)
Highways 380 and 78
18 Miles E of McKinney the County seat
15 Miles W of Greenville
27 Miles NE of Garland
41 Miles NE of Dallas
Population: 3,408 Est. (2016)
3,301 (2010) 3,118 (2000) 2,640 (1990)

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Farmersville TX Business brick street
Farmersville street scene
Courtesy Texana Pictures - Frank R. Brown

Farmersville, Texas Topics

  • History in a Pecan Shell
  • Farmersville Landmarks / Attractions
  • Farmersville Country Scenes
  • Farmersville Vintage Photos › next page
  • First Baptist Church › next page

  • History in a Pecan Shell

    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.

    Farmersville 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, Farmersville 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 street scene
    Photos taken with a 1953 Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera on black and white film

    Courtesy Texana Pictures - Frank R. Brown

    Farmersville, Texas Landmarks / Attractions

    Photos courtesy Mike Price & Stephen Michaels
    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
    Downtown Farmersville, Texas in snow
    Downtown Farmersville
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    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
    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
    Confederate Soldier memorial statue, Farmersville, Texas
    Confederate Soldiers Memorial
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
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    Farmersville, Texas post office mural
    Photos courtesy Farmersville Main Street
    Farmersville Post Office Mural
    Moss on wall, Farmersville Texas
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004

    Farmersville Country Scenes

    Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
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    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
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    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
    Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, February 2004
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    Farmersville, Texas Nearby Towns:
    McKinney the County seat
    Greenville | Dallas
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