History & Facts

Greenville is the largest city in Washington County and serves as the county seat.

The population is of Greenville is approximately 33,203 people.

Greenville is the Heart and Soul of the Mississippi Delta. Located right along the Mississippi River, Greenville is a historic city with a vibrant community and rich cultural.

Greenville was named after its founder, General Nathaniel Green, who was a friend of Georg Washington. It was mostly destroyed in the Civil War, but was later reconstructed.. It is in Washington County, which was founded in 1827. Greenville suffered its first flooded in 1890. After four decades, the Federal Government established flood control in the area and rescued the river towns.

History plays a key role in every community and Greenville is lush in history. The “Queen City” offers (6) six museums that will take visitors on a journey to the past. Each museum is unique and offers information that changed American history. Home to some of the city’s nightspots, restaurants and hotels, Walnut Street has emerged as a lively entertainment district filled with live music and the sounds of the Delta.

Greenville has the most fertile alluvial soil in the world, the moderate annual climate, the blues, and the best folds you would ever want to meet, are just some of the attributes of the queen city of the delta.

Greenville is the home of the country’s oldest fully restored and operational Armitaged-Herschell Carousel housed in the E.E. Bass Cultural


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