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Graford is on State Highway 254 and Farm Road 206, in north central Palo Pinto County, midway between Graham and Weatherford, the towns from which it takes its name. In 1854 George R. Bevers surveyed a homestead at Flat Rock Crossing on Big Keechi Creek, three miles east of what was to become the townsite; in 1855 he built a home that became a stopping place for travelers between Fort Belknap and Weatherford. The store of Ansell Russell and Willis Mills on the Fort Worth-Fort Belknap Road was the community's first business. In 1894 William S. Green became Graford's first postmaster. By 1920 the community had a population of 313, and by 1940 it had incorporated and had a population of 804 and a bank. In 1980 Graford's population was reported as 495, and in 1990 it was 561. By 2000 the population reached 578. Graford is twelve miles east of Possum Kingdom Lake, a popular recreation center.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Graford is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Graford is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Cokelan)


Latitude: 32.93746150
Longitude: -98.24754700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Graford by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
669 2020 United States Census Bureau
630 2019 Texas Demographic Center
584 2010 United States Census Bureau
578 2000 United States Census Bureau
561 1990 United States Census Bureau