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January 15, 2020

Life of Greenville, Texas in the Late 19th Century Through Amazing Photos

Greenville is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Dallas. It is the county seat and largest city of Hunt County.

Greenville was named for Thomas J. Green, a significant contributor to the founding of the Texas Republic.

These amazing photos were donated to the Greenville Library from Eddie Daniels that captured life of Greenville, Texas in the 1880s and 1890s.

Gun toting Texans, Greenville, Texas

“Stay OUT” building, Greenville, Texas

A photographer possible taking a picture of the first Rail Road tracks being laid in Greenville, Texas

Another shot of this guy taking a picture of the tracks being laid, Greenville, Texas

Boys and their cotton, Greenville, Texas

Boys will be boys, Greenville, Texas

Compress cotton train, Greenville, Texas

Cotton bales on railroad, Greenville, Texas

Cotton mill loading platforms, Greenville, Texas

Cotton mill railcar, Greenville, Texas

Cotton mill stored bales, Greenville, Texas

Cotton mill, Greenville, Texas

Covered wagon, Greenville, Texas

Early pollution, Greenville, Texas

Engine manufactured by Schenectady Locomotive Works, 1896. The first train rolled into Greenville on October 2, 1880

Family in front of house, Greenville, Texas

Fire at mill, Greenville, Texas

Girl and ducks, Greenville, Texas

Group photoshoot, Greenville, Texas

House in Greenville, Texas

House in Greenville, Texas

House with carriage in Greenville, Texas

Kids in front of house in Greenville, Texas

Lady on porch with bike, Greenville, Texas

Lady on wagon, Greenville, Texas

Little house in Greenville, Texas

Log cabin, Greenville, Texas

Log cabin, Greenville, Texas

Man in wagon, Greenville, Texas

Man on a log, Greenville, Texas

Men working at cotton mill, Greenville, Texas

Outskirts of Greenville, Texas

Rail cars with cotton, Greenville, Texas

Railroad and horse wagon and man with a box camera, Greenville, Texas

Railroads, Greenville, Texas

Self portrait, Greenville, Texas

Street fight, Greenville, Texas

The mill, Greenville, Texas

The storage area for the cotton before being shipped via rail to Houston then on to England, Greenville, Texas

Toting guns, Greenville, Texas

Tough times, Greenville, Texas

Tough times, Greenville, Texas

Two boys behind the mill, Greenville, Texas

Very early railroad (obviously near the cotton mills), Greenville, Texas

Workers in the field, Greenville, Texas




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