Farmersville, Texas

09 Feb

It doesn’t take much thought when considering how this little town got started. Farmersville is one of those sweet little mainstreet communities in rural America with all the warmth and character a town can have. And to top it off, Audie Murphy lived here. You can ask anyone in these parts about Farmersville and Murphy’s name is said and of course their story of when they saw him back in their days.

I knew where Farmersville was on the map but had never made any effort to drive there. Fortunately I have this fabulous job that keeps me on those backroads I so love. Only a few short weeks ago I found myself right here in Farmersville TX. The day was gloomy and very cold. I will return to the area and will spend much more time photographing this precious treasure of Texas.

This is the Onion Shed. It is used for a variety of events.

On the square is found this sky scraper and it was the “Upper Room” that caught my eye. According to what I picked up off the street in town with a local is that the Methodist church was the second established church in Farmersville.

Every town’s got one: a feed and hardware store. As you come into downtown, this is one of the first businesses you will find. Everything you need for your farm is right here!


Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Photography, small towns, Texas


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9 responses to “Farmersville, Texas

  1. burstmode

    February 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Do you suppose they use the onion shed for onions?

  2. Dave

    February 10, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Please sign and support our Petition to bestow upon Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Soldier of WWII and beloved actor the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, our Nation’s highest civilian honor, in recognition of his lifelong devotion to our Nation and his many cultural achievements in life.
    Thank you!
    Dave Phillips
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Drive

  3. Teri

    February 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    If you’d like to come back to this area around the 25th, 26th of June 2010, you could help us (and photograph) Audie Murphy Days in Greenville (TX). It’s just “down the road” from Farmersville. I think Farmersville celebrates Audie Murphy DAy ON his birthday which was June 20th.

    Greenville has a fun-filled, 2-day event to celebrate Audie’s accomplishments and life. It’s alot of fun and would love to see you there!

    Paul Picerni, the actor who starred in TO HELL AND BACK with Audie, is supposed to be back this year to help us out.

  4. burstmode

    February 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    So, did you like the photos, Dave?

  5. Dave

    February 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I did very much!
    Thank you!

  6. The gold digger

    February 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Did you know there are people who don’t know who Audie Murphy was? Or Sgt York?

    My friend’s dad delivered crackers to general stores in Middle Tennessee when he was a kid. At one store, the owner would make him stop and chat. He introduced him to all the old men sitting at the fire. “This is Bob Smith. This is George Pettit. This is Myron Reese. And this – is Alvin York.”

    My friend’s dad would say, “Nice to meet you, sirs,” and just stand there.

    The owner would say again, “And this is ALVIN YORK.”

    Dad said, “Nice to meet you, sir,” and think that he had to make his next delivery so he could get home on time.

    Owner sighed, probably thinking, “Kids today.”

    Friend’s dad went home, told his father the story about some boring shop owner who wouldn’t let him do his darn job and kept introducing him to this Alvin York guy and his father just about hit the roof.

    PS This is Class Factotum. Gold digger is my double secret probation safe from inlaws blog.

  7. concerned parent

    March 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Today at the bball tournament I was very disgusted with the sportsmanship of parents…not only was one mother telling her kids to hit other kids during the game, but coaches did not let their team be recognized for winning 2nd place…what kind of example is that setting for little farmers…the kids played great…they are only 7 and 8 years old.

  8. Dave Phillips

    March 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Please join (18) Medal of Honor Recipients as well as general officers, best-selling authors, journalists, actors, and thousands of others from across the Nation….indeed from around the world in signing our Petition to the President requesting that Audie Murphy, America’s ‘most decorated soldier’ of WWII be posthumously conferred the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom our Nation’s highest civilian honor.
    Please click the link or copy and paste it into your browser to be redirected to the petition.

    It is awarded to those who have made contributions to the peace and security of the Nation as well as other lifetime cultural contributions to America.

    Thank you!

    Dave Phillips
    Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign

  9. Jake

    February 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

    The Upper Room was a christian game room for youth kids. It had pool tables and bands 5 nights a week. It was started by Big John, had nothing to do with the methodist church. I ran sound there.


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