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Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Old Greenville Post Office

 
 
The Old Greenville Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
1. The Old Greenville Post Office Marker
Inscription. Tradition says mail came from Jefferson in early days and was dropped at a saloon. Greenville Post Office was created in 1847, and occupied rented quarters until 1910, when this structure was built. Neo-classic in style, it became an important element in architectural development of the city. In 1930, it was enlarged. Audie Murphy joined the army in this building on June 20, 1942, his 18th birthday; later he became the most decorated soldier of World War II. The city of Greenville acquired the structure in 1973 for historic preservation.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7799.)
 
Location. 33° 8.399′ N, 96° 6.644′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street (State Highway 302 Spur) and King Street, on the left when traveling east on Lee Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front on the old post office which is now called the Landmark on Lee Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2920 Lee St, Greenville TX 75401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenville Building and Loan Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville (about 500 feet away,
The Old Greenville Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
2. The Old Greenville Post Office
measured in a direct line); Hunt County's First Railroad (about 500 feet away); Central Christian Church (about 700 feet away); 1929 Hunt County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hunt County (approx. mile away); Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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