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Granbury, Texas County Courthouse SquareGranbury was founded in 1854 by Thomas Lambert who united his fledgling town with the settlement of Stockton.

Granbury is the county seat of Hood County. The Granbury Courthouse Square is on the National Register of Historic Places. Texas Highways magazine named Granbury's Courthouse Square "The Best Town Square in Texas."

At last count the population of Granbury was 6,050.

Granbury was named after Confederate General, Hiram B. Granberry, with the spelling change coming about due to General Granberry wanted the town name spelled Granbury.

Davy Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, moved to Hood County after the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Mrs. Crockett, as well as other survivors related to the Alamo, received land grants from the newly founded Republic of Texas. Elizabeth Crocket is buried in nearby Acton, in what used to be the smallest state park in Texas, Acton State Park, and is now known as Acton State Historic Site. Many descendants of Davy Crockett still live in Hood County.

Local Granbury legend makes the claim that Jesse James lived to old age in Granbury and is buried in the City of Granbury Cemetery. Another Granbury legend is that the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, was not caught and killed, but instead made his way to Granbury where he lived under the assumed name of John St. Helen.

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On Granbury's Historic Town Square you will find the Granbury Opera House, built in 1886, then restored and reopened in 1975, presenting musicals, plays and melodramas all year long.

Granbury Live features 5 Nostalgia Live Concerts with music performed by a professional cast singing songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Brazos Drive-In Theater is an authentic 1950s style drive-in movie experience. One of only 12 still operating in Texas. Located at 1800 W. Pearl Street.

Granbury hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including General Granbury's Birthday Celebration and the Granbury 4th of July.

Lake Granbury almost wraps itself around Granbury. Lake Granbury is an impoundment of the Brazos River. The Brazos River Authority operates four parks on Lake Granbury, where you can swim and launch a boat to go water skiing, canoeing or kayaking. You can cruise Lake Granbury on the 96-foot Granbury Riverboat, for brunch, lunch or dinner, with live entertainment or a Murder Mystery Cruise.

WHERE TO STAY IN GRANBURY

The Lodge of Granbury features fully stocked condominium units with kitchens plus a dock and boat launch. The Nutt House Hotel is a nice mix of historical and affordable rooms on the Granbury Courthouse Square. Plantation Inn on Lake Granbury overlooks Lake Granbury. At Arbor House B & B some rooms have Jacuzzis, some rooms have views of the lake. Pomegranate House & Cottages is an award winning B & B. The Inn on Lake Granbury used to be known as Doyle House. Lambert Street Cottages is a compound of 5 un-hosted B & B units.

WHERE TO EAT IN GRANBURY

A Babe's Chicken Dinner House, of the famously good fried chicken, is now open on the Granbury Courthouse Square. Ayala's Cantina and Grille for Mexican cuisine. The Loft is Granbury's only upscale restaurant and martini lounge. Pearl Street Station is a Cajun & BBQ Eatery. Rinky-Tink's is Granbury's favorite ice cream parlor and sandwich shop.

In other parts of Granbury, besides the Courthouse Square, you will also find places to eat, like Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant. Another Mexican option is La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. Also Niester's Restaurant & Deli, Montana's Restaurant, Irby's Burgers & Catfish, Buffalo Gap Steakhouse & Cantina and more, plus most of the national fast food chains.

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