Historic cemeteries in
Hunt, Texas

Barnhart Boles Cemetery Boles Home Cemetery Boyle Cemetery Boyle Cemetery Brecheen Cemetery Brigham Cemetery Campground Cemetery Caney Cemetery Carter Cemetery Celeste Cemetery Center Point Cemetery Concord Cemetery Donelton Cemetery Dry Creek Cemetery Du Laney Cemetery Dugan Cemetery Dugan Cemetery East Mount Cemetery Elm Creek Cemetery Etter Lake Cemetery Evans Family Cemetery Forest Park Cemetery Friendship Cemetery Graham Point Cemetery Grundy Memorial Park Cemetery Hail Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hart Cemetery Hill Family Cemetery Hodges Cemetery Hope Cemetery Hope Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery Hopkins No 1 Cemetery Humboldt Cemetery I.O.O.F. Cemetery Josephine Cemetery Kelley Cemetery Kingston Cemetery Kuykendall Cemetery Lane Cemetery Lebanon Cemetery Lee Cemetery Liberty Cemetery Lone Oak Cemetery McBride Cemetery McWright Cemetery Memoryland Memorial Park Cemetery Merit Cemetery Money Cemetery Mount Carme Cemetery Mt Bethel Cemetery Needmore Cemetery Nicholson Cemetery Odd Fellows Cemetery Onstot Cemetery Paynetown Cemetery Prairie View Cemetery Quinlan West Memorial Cemetery Reed's Chapel Cemetery Rosemound Cemetery Samuel Williams Family Cemetery Scatter Branch Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Simmons Cemetery Sonara Cemetery Stewart Cemetery Stone Cemetery Sullivan Cemetery Thomason Cemetery Twin Oak Cemetery Unknown (South Sulphur) Cemetery Unknown (Tidwell) Cemetery Unknown Grave (S Sulphur River) Cemetery Unknown Grave (SE Caddo Mills) Cemetery Unnamed (Lone Oak) Cemetery Unnamed (McAdams Survey) Cemetery Van Sickle Cemetery W. L. Mayo Gravesite Cemetery Webb Hill Cemetery Weiland Cemetery Wesley Ch Cemetery Westbrock Cemetery Williams Chapel Cemetery
In the late 19th century, Texas became known for its cattle drives, in which cowboys would move herds of cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas and other northern states. The cattle drives were dangerous and difficult work, but they played a key role in the development of the American cattle industry.
Hunt County, Texas is located in the northeastern part of the state and has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The area was originally inhabited by the Caddo Native American tribe, who resided in the region for centuries before European settlers arrived.

The first European settlers arrived in the early 1800s, attracted by the fertile land and proximity to the Trinity River. The county was officially established in 1846 and was named after Memucan Hunt, who played a significant role in the Republic of Texas. The county seat, Greenville, was named after Thomas J. Green, a prominent lawyer and politician.

In its early years, Hunt County thrived on agriculture, with cotton being the primary crop. The county's economy boomed with the arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century, which facilitated transportation and boosted trade and commerce.

Over the years, Hunt County experienced growth and development, and the economy diversified. In the 20th century, industries such as manufacturing, retail, and healthcare emerged, contributing to the county's economic stability. The county also saw an increase in population, with Greenville becoming the largest city in the area.

Today, Hunt County is known for its vibrant community, rich cultural heritage, and natural beauty. It continues to be a hub for agricultural production, while also offering residents and visitors a wide range of recreational activities, historical sites, and local attractions.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Hunt County, Texas.

  • 1839 - Hunt County is established on April 11, named after Memucan Hunt Jr., the first Republic of Texas Secretary of the Navy.
  • 1846 - Bonham is selected as the county seat.
  • 1850 - Hunt County's population reaches 1,914.
  • 1858 - Greenville becomes the new county seat.
  • 1861-1865 - Hunt County residents participate in the Civil War, with many serving in the Confederate military.
  • 1872 - The Texas and Pacific Railway arrives in Greenville, bringing economic growth to the area.
  • 1895 - A devastating fire destroys the Hunt County Courthouse in Greenville.
  • Early 1900s - Cotton and cottonseed oil continue as major industries in the county.
  • 1940s-1950s - Oil discoveries and production boom in Hunt County.
  • 1980s-present - Hunt County experiences continued economic growth, diversifying its industries and expanding its population.