Introduction to Graham, Texas
Graham was first settled in 1871 by E.S. and G.A. Graham, who were brothers and the major shareholders in Texas Emigration and Land Company of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1872, they also bought a local saltworks. The first post office was opened in 1873. Many new families began arriving which facilitated the sales of homesites. Young County was organized in 1874 and Graham became it's county seat. Graham was incorporated as a town by 1900, and in 1903 a railroad service was established through the town. The line was the Chicago, Rock Island and Texas which arrived from Fort Worth.
Graham and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Eddleman Park
- Robert E. Richeson Memorial Museum
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Abilene Zoo
- Possum Kingdom State Park
- Fort Belknap
Things To Do In Graham
Possum Kingdom State Park, Fort Griffin State Park, and Lake Mineral Wells State Park are some of the parks near Graham. Activities like swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, and picnicking may be enjoyed at these parks. Museums that may be visited include Fort Richardson State Historical Park and Jack County Museum. Fort Richardson State Historical Park is situated on 454 acres, and has a nature study and interpretive center. The Cliffs Resort at Possum Kingdom Lake has a golf course, marina, spa, and fitness center. Dance, music, theater, and other live performances may be enjoyed at Graham Regional Theatre.
Flights are available from Abilene Regional Airport.
Graham Higher Education
Cisco Junior College, Tarleton State University, Midwestern State University, and Weatherford College are located near Graham.