Top Reasons to Live in Greenville, MS
- Three times is a charm! The original city of Greenville was a thriving community near Natchez that declined after the Revolutionary War. The second city of Greenville was located three miles from its present position. The city was named for General Nathaniel Greene, who was a close friend of George Washington. This location was completely destroyed by fire during the Civil War's siege of Vicksburg. After the Civil War, returning soldiers and former residents rebuilt the town on property donated by Mrs. Harriet Blanton Theobald. Residents can learn more about Greenville's history at the Greenville History Museum at 409 Washington Avenue in Greenville. Stop by the Flood Museum, housed in the oldest structure in downtown Greenville, also on Washington Avenue, to learn about the great flood of 1927.