Greenville is the county seat, and the largest city, of Hunt County,Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,557. Greenville was named for Thomas J. Green, a general in the Texas Army in the war for independence from Mexico. He later became a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. The city was almost named Pinckneyville in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Governor of Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.7 square miles (90Square kilometers), of which, 33.9 square miles (88Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1Square kilometers) of it (2.30%) is water.