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Hunt County, Texas

US county information
NameHunt County
StateTexas
SeatGreenville
US Area
Total Area882 sq mi (2284.4 km2)
Land Area841 sq mi (2178.2 km2)
Water Area41 sq mi (106.2 km2)
Population86129 (2010)
Density15/km2 (38.9/sq mi)
Founded1846

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Hunt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010 census, it's population was 86,129. It's seat is Greenville. Hunt County is named for Memucan Hunt, Jr., the first Republic of Texas Minister to United States from 1837 to 1838 and the third Texas Secretary of the Navy from 1838 to 1839. The county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Hunt County's most famous resident was Audie Murphy, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor and most decorated U.S. serviceman.

Waggoner Carr and his brother Warlick Carr, prominent Texas attorneys, were born in the Hunt County community of Fairlie in 1918 and 1921, respectively, but moved as teenagers to Lubbock. Waggoner Carr went on to serve as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and as Attorney General of Texas. Warlick Carr practiced privately in Lubbock for more than a half-century.

Cline Paden, a Church of Christ figure who founded the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, was born in the Wagner community in Hunt County.

American jurist and Texas Republican politician George C. Butte was reared in Hunt County and graduated from high school there.


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