Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Granbury, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Granbury, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Hood

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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5718
population_density_km2 = 398.8
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timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code = 76048-76049
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Granbury is a city in Hood County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,718. It is the county seat of Hood CountyGR|6 and the principal city of the Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Founded in the 1860's, Granbury started as a square and log cabin court house. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granbury. Recent expansion of the city was possible from the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city.

Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett's descendants still reside in Hood County.

Jesse James is reported to be buried in the City of Granbury Cemetery. Contrary to the popular legend about James, it is believed by many, including many of his adult grandchildren, that James changed his name and lived to old age in Granbury.

John Wilkes Booth, according to Granbury legend, moved to Hood County and assumed the name of John St. Helen. There is a store on the historic town square that is still called St. Helen's.


The Granbury Independent School District consists of 21 campuses. They include Granbury High School, STARS Academy,Transition Center (BTC), Granbury Middle School, Acton Middle School, Mambrino School, Brawner Intermediate, Oak Woods Intermediate, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Elementary, Nettie Baccus Elementary, and Emma Roberson Elementary. Granbury is a 4A District, since 2008. [ Granbury ISD] . In 1999, boys soccer won the 4A state championship in Texas.


Granbury is located at coor dms|32|26|31|N|97|46|53|W|city (32.441978, -97.781383).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (9.64%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,718 people, 2,391 households, and 1,458 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,033.0 people per square mile (398.5/km²). There were 2,727 housing units at an average density of 492.6/sq mi (190.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 0.38% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.31% of the population.

There were 2,391 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,952, and the median income for a family was $45,451. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $25,721 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,801. About 5.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ City website]
* [ Local attorney with links of interest to Granbury residents]
* [ Connecting Moms in the Community]

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