Nestled among ten acres in the heart of Hunt County, Texas, the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum has explored the fascinating history of this region for more than twenty years. Join us on a journey of discovery that will take you through the heyday of the cotton fields in the 1800s to the battlefields of the 20th century.
Discover the days of a bygone era when cotton was a part of everyday life in Hunt County. Greenville was home to the world’s largest inland cotton compress, which set a world record in 1911 and 1912.
Walk through a WWI trench and visit exhibits on WWII to learn about the heroes that came from our county—Audie Murphy, Claire Chennault of the Flying Tigers, Dean Hallmark and Nolan Herndon of the Doolittle Raiders just to name a few.
Born into a poor sharecropping family near Kingston, Texas, no one knew what future awaited Audie Murphy. He became the most decorated soldier of WWII, earning every medal possible, including the Medal of Honor, all before turning 21. And that is just the beginning of his story.
Join us for Audie Murphy Days in honor of Audie Murphy and all of the military on May 22nd.