Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas

View of the downtown square of Granbury, the seat of Hood County, Texas. Photograph by Kairos14.

Granbury, county seat of Hood County, lies thirty-six miles southwest of Fort Worth on the shore of Lake Granbury on U.S. Highway 377. In 1854 "Uncle Tommy" Lambert and Amon Bond led a group of emigrants, mostly from Tennessee, across the Brazos River to the west bank into traditional Indian territory. That same year, Elizabeth Crockett brought her family from Tennessee to settle on a league of land awarded by the Republic of Texas to heirs of men who fought in the Texas Revolution in 1836. In 1866 brothers J. and J. H. Nutt donated forty acres of riverfront property to form a new townsite, and Hood County was carved out of Johnson and Erath counties and named in honor of Gen. John Bell Hood. The new town was named for Gen. Hiram Bronson Granbury, who led Confederate troops from this area into battle during the Civil War. Three spirited elections were needed to make Granbury the county seat, instead of the older Glen Rose and Fort Spunky further south. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875, at which time Somervell County was demarcated out of Hood County. Granbury's new three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and had a lighted clock tower.

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

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
10,958 2020 United States Census Bureau
10,524 2019 Texas Demographic Center
7,978 2010 United States Census Bureau
5,718 2000 United States Census Bureau
4,045 1990 United States Census Bureau
3,332 1980 United States Census Bureau
2,473 1970 United States Census Bureau
2,227 1960 United States Census Bureau
1,683 1950 United States Census Bureau
1,166 1940 United States Census Bureau
996 1930 United States Census Bureau
1,364 1920 United States Census Bureau
1,336 1910 United States Census Bureau
1,410 1900 United States Census Bureau
1,164 1890 United States Census Bureau