Granbury

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.

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Place type

Granbury is classified as a Town

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  • Latitude
    32.43698850
    Longitude
    -97.78295700

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Population Counts

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