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Overview

Introduction to Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas, in Hood county, is 33 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas.

Granbury History

Emigrants led by "Uncle Tommy" Lambert and Amon Bond crossed the Brazos River and entered this traditionally Indian region in 1854. That year Elizabeth Crockett came to live on the land given to families of men who participated in the Texan revolution. The town, which was built on riverfront land donated by J. and J. H. Nutt, was named after Gen. Hiram Bronson Granbury, who was in charge of the Confederate troops in the area. The town prospered as a commercial hub for items like grains, peanuts, peaches, pecans, and cotton. Railways arrived in 1887. It boomed when the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant was constructed in the 1980s.

Granbury and Nearby Attractions

  • Pate Museum of Transportation
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Cleburne State Park
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park
  • Fort Belknap

Things To Do In Granbury

The burial place of Elizabeth Crockett, the second wife of Davy Crockett, is located at the Acton State Historic Site. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, constructed in 1941, was designed by O'Neil Ford. Fort Belknap was the key fort of a series of forts built from Red River to Rio Grande. Only the 1852 arsenal, which was made of stone, survives. Other parts of the fort were constructed in 1936 when Texas celebrated its centennial year. The Dinosaur Valley State Park, known for its dinosaur tracks, also offers opportunities for biking, horseback riding, camping, hiking, and picnicking.

Granbury Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located near the city.

Granbury Higher Education

Texas Christian University, Weatherford College, and Southwestern Adventist University are situated near Granbury.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,052
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens29.7%
Employed Population 16+3,554
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,691
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,033
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,470

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,736
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$915
Median House Value$167,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.7%
German13.9%
Irish13.8%
English10.2%
Scottish4.3%
French Except Basque3%
Italian2.2%
Norwegian1%
Swedish1%
Polish0.9%
Welsh0.5%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Granbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hood County
Standard Zip Codes76048, 76049
Phone Area Codes682,817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.44
Approximate Longitude-97.78

Granbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGLEN ROSE 2 W
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 97 F
Oct Temp51 to 81 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
StationCLEBURNE
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aledo3,190$95,795
Glen Rose2,555$50,496
Godley1,248$40,966
Lipan492$55,625

Granbury Public Libraries

Hood County Public Library
222 N TRAVIS ST
Granbury, Texas
(817) 573-3569

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Granbury Hospitals

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
(Non-profit)
6720 Bertner Street

Granbury Public Schools

Acton Middle
1300 James Rd
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 821
Crossland Ninth Grade Center
217 N Jones
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4700
Other
Total Enrollment 503
Emma Roberson El
1500 Misty Meadows
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Granbury H S
2000 W Pearl St
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1414
Granbury Middle
2000 Crossland Rd
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4850
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
John And Lynn Brawner Int
1520 S Meadows
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
John H Wood Jr Cs Granbury
1300 Crossland Rd
ZIP: 76048
(210) 638-5600
Other
Total Enrollment 90
Mambrino School
3835 Mambrino Hwy
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Nettie Baccus El
901 Loop 567
ZIP: 76048
(817) 408-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Premier H S Of Granbury
919 E Hwy 377 Ste 1
ZIP: 76048
(817) 573-0435
High
Total Enrollment 148
Acton El
3200 Acton Rd
ZIP: 76049
(817) 408-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Oak Woods School
311 Davis Rd
ZIP: 76049
(817) 408-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Stars Accelerated H S
3000 Acton School Rd
ZIP: 76049
(817) 408-4450
High
Total Enrollment 44

Granbury Private Schools

North Central Texas Academy
3846 N Highway 144
ZIP: 76048
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 169
Cornerstone Christian Academy
603 Meander Rd
ZIP: 76049
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 126
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