Granbury

Granbury and Hood County are rich in frontier folklore and Texas history. Granbury is a door to yesterday with its Victorian architecture and charming country spirit that celebrates the culturally diverse. You’ll find that historic preservation has been a priority of our proud community.

Granbury has an ongoing commitment to preservation that has been nationally recognized. Involvement with the Texas Lakes Trail initiative and the Texas / Oklahoma Wind Power Trail consortium keeps our heritage in the forefront and make today’s efforts our building blocks on the foundation of our heritage.

 

The Granbury Courthouse Square became the first in Texas to be added to the National Register of Historic Places and was the model for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Program. It has been described as "one of the most complete examples of a late 19th century courthouse square in Texas." The readers of "Texas Highways" magazine voted Granbury as The Best Town Square in Texas in 1998.

Our history serves as a great attraction for our visitors. The restored 1886 Opera House still is a great venue for live theatrical performances, and the Brazos Drive-In is one of only a handful left in the state. You’ll find stately turn-of-the-century homes that now serve as bed and breakfasts.

Our walking tour provides visitors with dozens of historic sites that take you back to the sparsely populated, rough-and-tumble frontier of yesterday and Granbury’s historic town square teeming with horse-drawn wagons and buggies. Come prepared to enjoy the old legends and historic tales of Hood County as you take a tour through the scenic countryside.

 

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