Nestled between the Upper Hill Country and North Texas is a hidden jewel called Granbury. As soon as you make the turn into the historic Downtown Granbury Square, it’s easy to see why Granbury’s motto is “Where Texas History Lives.” From the grand Hood County Courthouse, front and center, to its well-preserved and maintained 19th Century storefronts, Granbury’s pride for its past is on full display. From festivals and events, to entertainment and attractions, to gift shopping, Granbury is an ideal relaxing place to spend a weekend or a lifetime!
Where Texas History Lives
Founded in 1860 the town was named for Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (also spelled Granberry), commanding officer of Granbury’s Texas Brigade in the Confederate States Army. Over the years, the town has been home to colorful characters, past and present, real and rumored. As a frontier town, Granbury counted among its residents Elizabeth Patton Crockett, widow of David Crockett who perished in the Battle of the Alamo. She moved to the area with her son Robert to take advantage of land grants provided to the heirs of those who fought for Texas. Descendants of the Crockets’ still live in the area to this day.
Living Texas History
More of Granbury’s rich history is revealed at its 40-plus historic sites, including its iconic downtown, which was the first town square in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can even watch history come alive, courtesy of the Historic Granbury Gunslingers, a group of volunteer living history educators and entertainers who reenact scenes from the Old West in full costume right on the streets of the square.
Lake Granbury– Lake Granbury is a scenic 33.5-mile long rural recreational haven on the Brazos River in downtown Granbury. Lake Granbury has 5 public boat ramps, two fishing piers, and 4 overnight excellent camping areas. Granbury City Beach provides a boat ramp, public swimming, and picnicking.
Golf Courses– Whether you want to play 9 or 18 holes, there are several golf courses close to your Rolling Creek Ranch home to choose from including the Granbury Country Club, Harbor Lakes Golf Club, Hidden Oaks, Nutcracker Golf Club and Pecan Plantation.
Acton School District – GHS Ranks in Top 10% of Nation’s High Schools. For the second year in a row, Granbury High School is one of the top high schools in the state and nation, according to a report from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Crossland Ninth Grade Center earned bronze medal honors. GISD has a 98.2% graduation rate, outperforming the regional average of 90.7% and state average of 90.4%.
Lake Granbury Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; an 73-bed facility providing complete medical care and advanced surgical procedures to Hood, Somervell and Erath County residents. They are accredited by the Joint Commission and boast an accredited Chest Pain Center, Sleep Lab and radiology program.
Acton Nature Center - The Acton Nature Center of Hood County is open to anyone who enjoys the peace and quiet of nature at its finest. Trails will lead you around the center to view the natural pond filled with croaking toads. In a heavily shaded ravine you will find a large old Live Oak tree spreading its branches as if to welcome you in.
New YMCA, Aquatic Facility - The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
City Beach Park & Convention Center Lake Granbury has its own white sandy beach at the City Beach Park which is perfect for swimming and picnicking. The beach park includes a spray park, SUP/volleyball/bicycle concessionaire, kayak rentals in the summer, and thatched roof picnic pavilions available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, the beach is a great place access our boardwalk. As well, it is within walking distance to our historic downtown square where there are many places to eat and shop when you need a break from the sun.
Granbury Town Square is the most historic courthouse square in Texas and enjoy boutique shopping at more than 40 unique stores and nearly a dozen restaurants and eateries.Viewed as a model for downtown revitalization, the Granbury Square is proud to have been the first downtown in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Revolver Brewing is located in historic Granbury, TX and is a Texas family-owned business founded by father and son, Ron and Rhett Keisler, along with seasoned Master Brewer and Cicerone, Grant Wood. They take extreme pride in their craft and brew world-class beer in the Texas countryside.
Opera House - The Granbury Theatre Company performs at the beautiful Historic Granbury Opera House, which just recently underwent a 3.5 million dollar renovation making it a state of the art venue. The primary focus is producing live musicals and stage plays. Typically there is something on the Opera House stage for 50 out 52 weekends.
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