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Granbury Travel Guide: 130 reviews and 194 photos

Granbury is an excellent little town to visit, full of history and legend and wonderfully restored architecture. It has been billed as the town "Where Texas History Lives". Granbury is the county seat of Hood County. The town was named after Gen. Hiram Bronson Granbury who led Confederate troops from this area into battle during the Civil War. Before the town was formed, this area was virtually a no mans land where a number of Indian tribes lived. In the early years of Granbury there were at least seven saloons on the town square. It was a rough and wild time. When the railway came through Granbury in 1887, this brought about the construction of many buildings which were mostly two story and built of limestone.

The first place to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places was the Square around the courthouse. Since then, many other projects all over American have been modelled on their restoration efforts. There is still an old fashioned drive-in movie theatre which show first run movies over the summer weekends. Many of the wonderful old homes in Granbury are now B & B's making Granbury a popular "get away from it all" destination especially as many of them are set on Lake Granbury. The lake was formed from a dam being built across the Brazos River at De Cordova Bend.

There are many legends and stories about Granbury - of Jesse James, Davy Crockett and John Wilkes Booth. Sightseeing around the Granbury area is also popular with many places just a short drive away.

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  • Last visit to Granbury: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 2, 2006
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  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2003 at 2:15 PM

    Amazing, who thought there is so much to see & do in a place you never heard before, but why visiting Jesse James grave?

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 9:06 AM

    Fantastic new page, I liked the Teranausore LOL that was my favorite Dinausore in my childhood, would love to see this place for it :-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 7:04 PM

    Nice job!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2003 at 2:57 AM

    Hey keewee.. fabulous page. Granbury sounds like a lovely place to visit. The buildings sure are beautiful. The Jessie James info was very interesting.. Fantastic photos too.. ;-)

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:07 PM

    Absolutely fascinating. I had seen several TV shows about Jesse James and his living to a ripe old age,but this is the first I had heard of J.W.Booth and his escape to Texas. Beautiful town loaded with history.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 6:18 PM

    impressive and superb research, what a page KW, lotta great infos, as always you done your Homework and beautiful presented too thanx Matey

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 11:31 AM

    Excellent page Keewee!.Really Granbury hast a lot to offer.I liked specially those houses!! :-)

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