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Granbury
Hood County, Texas

ZipCodes
76048, 76049

Motto
"Catch the Country Spirit"



Page Contents for Granbury, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Granbury is approximately 7,667 2000, 7978 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,050 1990, 3559 2010.
The amount of land area in Granbury is 9.683 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.426 sq kilometers.
The distance from Granbury to Washington DC is 1291 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 147 miles. (as the crow flies)
Granbury is positioned 32.44 degrees north of the equator and 97.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Granbury elevation is 600-1,200 feet above sea level.
Granbury average annual rainfall is 30.9 inches per year
The average low temperature is summer 69.7; winter 32.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is summer 100; winter 62.2 degrees F.

Location

just 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, on a scenic lake in the Texas Brazos River Valley.
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Weather


great! May and October are the wettest months. There are 300 average days of sunshine each year!!
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History & History Related Items

Town cemetery boasts the headstone of Jesse James; legends say that John Wilkes Boothe hid here after Lincoln's assassination.

Granbury was named for Hiram Bronson Granbury, a fighting Civil War General known for his bravery in battle.

history page with lots of great information about the community.

Try these history pages for historical inforamtion about Granbury
history page from the city.
A history of Granbury by Mary Kate Durham - 1994
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The settling of Granbury

settled in 1847 by Charles Bernard who had a trading post along the Brazos River


Attractions

This growing bed & breakfast town is located on Lake Granbury which provides water sports & a terrific Fourth of July fireworks display over the lake! Granbury is a great place to see turn of the century Texas after living it up in Dallas.
Granbury Opera House performs drama, comedy & musicalsFebruary thru December
Historic Texas town square with dining, shopping & theater, Antique Car Museum; Old Jail Museum
Special events include arts & craft fairs, Civil War Reenactment, Christmas tour of homes & light festival.

Learn more about Granbury

Here is an Attractions page for the area.

Great Race Hall of Fame

Granbury Opera House

National Museum of Communications
This museum features the largest collection of antique radios, TV's, phonographs, typewriters, cameras, and a fabulous Nipper RCA DOG collection as well as films and print of the timeline of the history of communications from the cave drawings to the internet. You'll see Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone and the camera that actually shot the footage of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald. Many monitors surround the museum telling the history of print, radio, and TV. Seeing all the entertainment centers, cameras, phones, TV's, and radios will take you down memory lane and bring back precious memories for everyone over 30. The Museum was moved from Las Colinas to Granbury in the summer of 2002.

Hollywood Museum and Antique Mall
115 West Pearl Street
Granbury TX 76048
Phone: 817-573-7777
The Hollywood Museum located in the HOLLYWOOD ANTIQUE MALL is the most interesting Museum in Granbury, Texas on the Square.
The Hollywood Museum has hundreds of Major Motion Picture Memorabilia on display such as the only original 'STAR TREK SET' on display in the USA including many original costumes worn by William Shatner and Klingons. The Largest Forrest Gump display in the world is here, as well as many other rare costumes and props from some of the biggest Films of the last decade.

Lake Granbury
This beautiful liake is over 33 miles long and offers many recreational opportunities including picnicking, water-skiing, canoeing, fishing and Granbury City Beach, operated by the city has a boat ramp and more.
Phone: 817-573-3212 or 573-1407

Things to do in the area
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Granbury City Government

City of Granbury
116 West Bridge Street
Granbury, Texas 76048
Phone: 817-573-1114

Granbury has Mayor and Council/manager form of government.



Granville Airport
Elevation 770'
3600 hard surface runway - 14' - 32'
Runway lights MIRL and beacon
Fuel - available 24 hours 100LL

Granbury Chamber

Lake Granbury Chamber of Commerce
3408 E. Hwy 377
Granbury, Texas 76049
Phone: 817 573-1622

Granbury Organizations

Lake Granbury Chamber of Commerce
3408 E. Hwy 377
Granbury, Texas 76049
Phone: 817 573-1622

Granbury Libraries

Hood County Public Library
222 N Travis
Granbury, Texas
Phone: 817-573-3569

Granbury Schools

An Education page for Granbury

Granbury Independent School District
600 W. Pearl Street
Granbury, Texas 76048
Phone: 817-408-4000



Granbury High School 9-12
2000 W. Pearl
Granbury, Texas 76048
Phone: 817-579-2230
Fax: 817-579-2247 Granbury

Miscellany

The population of Granbury was:
1990 - 4,045
2000 - 7,667

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