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subdivision for its employees to rent. Greenville was incorporated as a village on Feb. 23, 1893. Due to the railroad and mills, Greenville’s population grew rapidly. All of the growth was centered around one person—Hiram Holladay. The town reached its greatest population during this time and had 125 businesses. Hiram Holladay was shot and killed in 1889, and the railroad went into a tailspin. In 1905, all of the Holladay-Klotz property was sold, which included the railroad, mills, stores, 130,000 acres of land, and 200 rent houses that were located in Greenville, Williamsville, and Hiram. In 1941, a flood control project for the St. Francis River, known as the Wappapello Dam, was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The resulting lake level necessitated the relocation of the town of Greenville to its present site, two miles northeast of its original position. Because of its archaeological and historic significance, the old town of Greenville has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 1990. Greenville is a closeknit community. Although most of its residents work in other communities. The town has several restaurants, two gas stations, a hardware store, a saw shop that sells chainsaws and lawn mowers, a florist, insurance agencies, a barber shop, beauty shops, and quirky flea markets.
Published on Feb 19, 2014