Farmersville Economic Development Corp
Farmersville originated in 1849 as a settlement on the Jefferson-McKinney Road, and near Republic of Texas National Road. The settlement was named by pioneers William Pickney Chapman & John Hendrex for their chief occupation…farming. As the town became a trade center, agriculture kept pace. Farmersville in the 1930s was known as the “Onion Capital of North Texas”, annually shipping over 1,000 carloads of onions. Along with some small industry, cattle, cotton, and maize crops remain important. Farmersville is also known as the hometown to Audie Murphy.