We are the land of cotton and the Delta Blues, where the stories are bigger than catfish and as powerful as the waters of Ole Man River. We have been shelled, invaded, burned, flooded and plagued. And still we capture imaginations and treat our visitors warmly like long-lost friends. On the banks of this colossal river is Greenville, a wellspring of music, literature, adventure, imagination, history and plain old fun. Greenville is today in its second location, three miles from the original site. Prior to the Civil War, Greenville was a thriving hamlet; a cultural and business center for the large cotton plantations.
Greenville has a rich artistic heritage. In the 20th century, more than 100 published writers, including Shelby Foote, Hodding Carter, and Walker Percy, called Greenville home-more than any town of its size in the country. Greenville will fire your imagination. From day trips and weekend getaways to leisurely vacations, the colors of Greenville will inspire and rejuvenate you.