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map of Hunt County
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Physical Features: Level to rolling surface; Sabine River and Sulphur River; Lake Tawakoni, Greenville City Lakes; mostly heavy Blackland soil, some loam, sandy loams.

Economy: Education, varied manufacturing, agribusiness; several Fortune 500 companies in county; many residents employed in Dallas area.

locator map for Hunt County

History: Caddo Indians were gone by 1790s. Kiowa bands were in the area when Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1839. County named for Memucan Hunt, Republic secretary of navy; created in 1846 from Fannin, Nacogdoches counties, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.4; Black, 8.2; Hispanic, 17.6; Asian, 1.5; Other, 1.5; Two or more races, 2.2.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,097; deaths, 958; marriages, 531; divorces, 216.

Recreation: Lake Tawakoni State Park, sports, catfish tournament in August; Texas A&M University–Commerce events.

Minerals: Sand and white rock, gas, oil.

Agriculture: Cattle, forage, greenhouse crops, top revenue sources; horses, wheat, oats, cotton, grain sorghum. Market value $55.3 million. Some firewood sold.

GREENVILLE (28,851) county seat; varied manufacturing, retail trade, health and government services, commuters to Dallas; hospital; branch of Paris Junior College; cotton museum, Audie Murphy exhibit; fiddle festival in October.

Commerce (9,786) Texas A&M University–Commerce, government/services, varied manufacturing; emergency medical center; planetarium, children’s museum; Bois d’Arc Bash in September.

Other towns include: Caddo Mills (1,706); Campbell (666); Celeste (925); Hawk Cove (554); Lone Oak (676); Merit (225); Neylandville (106); Quinlan (1,565); Union Valley (399);  West Tawakoni (1,775) tourist center, light industry, Lakefest in October; Wolfe City (1,529) manufacturing, antiques shops, commuters to Dallas, museum, library, car and truck show in October.

campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce

Campus of Texas A&M University–Commerce. Photo by Robert Plocheck.