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|Hunt County is named for Memucan Hunt, a secretary of the navy of the Republic of Texas. Although the Mexican government made a few land grants in the area of Hunt County in 1835, settlement did not begin until 1839. When Anglo-American settlers first arrived, the area was inhabited by small bands of Kiowa Indians, who left shortly thereafter and posed few problems for the settlers.|
|In 1861 Hunt County citizens were sharply divided over the issue of secession. Martin D. Hart and his brother Hardin were leaders of a very vocal anti-secession minority. The vote in the county was close, but a majority supported secession.|
|The county was plagued by violence against blacks and by feuds between small bands of Unionists and former Confederates. The worst of these, the Lee-Peacock feud, became so violent that in January 1869 United States Army troops were called in to restore order. The troops were removed in June 1870.|
Cities and Towns
|Caddo Mills ||Campbell ||Celeste ||Commerce |
|Dixon ||Floyd (unincorporated) ||Greenville ||Hawk Cove |
|Lone Oak ||Merit (unincorporated) ||Neylandville ||Quinlan |
|West Tawakoni ||Wolfe City|| || |
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