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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Graham is approximately 9,000 (2000), 8903 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,073 (1990), 3443 (2010).
The amount of land area in Graham is 14.236 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Graham to Washington DC is 1320 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 198 miles. (as the crow flies)
Graham is positioned 33.10 degrees north of the equator and 98.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Graham average annual rainfall is 28 inches per year
Graham average annual snowfall is 1 inches per year.
Graham average annual humidity is 50-82
Graham average temperature is 50.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 76.2 degrees F.


in North Central Texas about 60 miles south of Wichita Falls, 80 miles west of Fort Worth and 75 miles from Abilene.
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moderate. The winter is not very wet with most of the rainfall coming between May and October. Thunderstorms seem to peak during May. Little snow falls each winter and what does fall melts very quickly. Here is a weather page for Graham.
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History & History Related Items

The downtown courthouse square is the largest courthouse square in the US. This squareis a full mile in distance. There are many stores and shops along the way as you walk around. Or, you could relax on the courthouse lawn under the lovely Texas Pecan trees.

A local history museum occupies the old downtown post office - a well-preserved WPA era building.

Colonel E.S. Graham came to the area in the early 1870's. He noted how the Buffalo liked the area and thought it would also make a good cattle-grazing area too. In 1872 he decided to establish a town in the Salt Creek Valley adjoining his salt works which he had already established in 1871. He then surveyed and plotted a town site with unusually wide streets, large blocks, and spacious lots, and named it for himself. In 1874, it became the county seat of Young County.

Here is a history page for Graham. Learn more about E.S. Graham, the town's founder.
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There is a beautiful park on the Brazos River with RV parking. Lake Graham is on the northwest edge of town with RV parking. 20 miles south of the city is Possum Kingdom Lake with a State Park and privately owned RV parks. It is the lake with the most shoreline in the state of Texas. Ft. Belknap is approximately 20 minutes northwest of town and Ft. Richardson is 30 minutes east. Both are in excellent condition and available for touring. Both are of historic frontier history. Motels and B&B's. Lovely town with picturesque downtown. Many antique shops and tearooms. The largest courthouse square in America. Colorful frontier history. Top schools with winning teams in all sports, band, drama. Community college. Best Teacher of the Year in Texas for 1999 resides there. At one time had the most millionaires per capita and was selected as the safest city in America. Hunting abounds in deer, dove, turkey, and wild hog.

Here is the official page for Graham.

Summer Festivals in Graham.

Lakes in the area, including nearby Possum Kingdom Lake.

Graham is located along the route of the Texas Forts Trail. Fort Belknap and Fort Richardson are both nearby.

Graham Texas Network
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Graham City Government

Here is a government page for Graham.

Graham is the county seat for Young County.

Graham Chamber

Graham Area Chamber of Commerce
608 Elm Street
P.O. Box 299
Graham, TX 76450
Phone: 940-549-3355
Toll-free: (800) 256-4844
Fax: 940-549-6391

Graham Organizations

Graham Area Chamber of Commerce
608 Elm Street
P.O. Box 299
Graham, TX 76450
Phone: 940-549-3355
Toll-free: (800) 256-4844
Fax: 940-549-6391

Graham Libraries

Library of Graham
910 Cherry St
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: 940-549-0600
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am to 7 pm Sat 10 am to 4 pm
librarian: Sherrie Gibson (8-2004)

Graham Schools

Graham Independent School District
400 Third Street
Graham, Texas 67450
Phone: 940-549-0595
Fax: 940-549-8656


Ranger College
Graham Center
1100 Cherry Street
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-4678

Midwestern State University - Graham Campus
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
Phone: 940 397-4000 Graham


The population of Graham was:
1990 - 8,986
2000 - 9,000

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