Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo This image is copyrighted  2010, by D. Phillips. All rights reserved. Used by written permission. Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo This image is copyrighted  2010, by D. Phillips. All rights reserved. Used by written permission.
Help Farmersville, Texas celebrate Audie Murphy Day on June 18, 2011. Visit http://www.farmersvilletx.com for more information.
PLACES TO VISIT
An Audie Murphy Location of Interest

Farmersville, Texas
Collins County
Texas Historical marker commemorating Audie's homecoming parade, June 15, 1945 at Farmersville, Texas. Photo source: http://www.texasescapes.com
Texas Historical marker commemorating Audie's homecoming parade, June 15, 1945 at Farmersville, Texas. Photo source: www.texasescapes.com

Farmersville is a small agricultural community located about 35 miles northeast of Dallas in Collin County, Texas and lies to the west of Greenville, Texas. Farmersville citizens proudly claim Audie as their own. In fact there is a friendly but famous regional rivalry between Farmersville and Greenville regarding who gets to be the official "home town" of Audie Murphy.

Audie Murphy worked and lived in Farmersville when he enlisted in the Army. Later, he would return to Farmersville at the war's conclusion as America's most decorated combat soldier. On June 15, 1945, as he came back to the town, a well-publicized homecoming parade was held in his honor. A Texas historical marker now stands in the downtown district of Farmersville commemorating this event. The inscription on the historical marker says ...

Besides a historical marker, there is also a carved stone monument and a Farmersville street dedicated to Audie Murphy. The inscription on the front of the stone is below. There are also photos at the bottom of the page.

In Memory Of Audie L. Murphy 1924-1971 and all American men and women of all races and creeds - military and civilians - who have loyally and proudly served this nation in times of war and peace. To their courageous sacrifices and their unselfish devotion to duty without regard to personal preference or safety, we owe our liberty and our right to the pursuit of happiness. "Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends." St. John 15:13. Humbly & gratefully dedicated by the community of Farmersville, Memorial Day - May 28, 1973.

Freedom Flies In Your Heart
Like An Eagle
Let It Soar With The Wind
High Above
Among Spirits Of Soldiers
Now Sleeping
Guard It With Care
And With Love

Audie L. Murphy

Inscribed on the back of the marker is an Audie Murphy poem seen in the box to the right ...

Visitors can also see some of the places where Audie lived and work and are featured on separate pages on the website (see summary of PLACES).

Farmersville is also the location of an annual Audie Murphy Day celebration. Visitors come from all over the world to help the community remember Audie Murphy during the festivities. You can find out more about this event by going to http://www.farmersvilletx.com.

Front of Farmersville, Texas stone marker dedicated to Audie Murphy.
Front of the Farmersville, Texas stone marker dedicated to Audie Murphy.
Rear of Farmersville, Texas stone marker dedicated to Audie Murphy.
Rear of the Farmersville, Texas stone marker inscribed with an Audie Murphy poem.
Audie Murphy road sign.
Audie Murphy road sign located in Farmersville, Texas.
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