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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.

People

Total Population 8,750
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 27.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,433
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,190
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,056

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,384
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 42%
Median Gross Rent $874
Median House Value $156,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Granbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Hood
Standard Zip Codes 76048, 76049
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.441
Longitude -97.793

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)

Station GLEN ROSE 2 W
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 80 F
Jul Temp 70 to 97 F
Oct Temp 51 to 81 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station CLEBURNE
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Granbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Acton (76049)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aledo 2,999 $93,750
Glen Rose 2,523 $51,339
Godley 1,237 $45,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Granbury Public Libraries

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

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Granbury Hospitals

LAKE GRANBURY MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1310 PALUXY RD
(817) 573-2683
Emergency Service: Yes

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Granbury High Schools

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GRANBURY H S
2000 W PEARL ST
817-408-4600
Serves 1,361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

S T A R S ACADEMY
3000 ACTON SCHOOL RD
817-408-4450
A Non-traditional School
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

BEHAVIOR TRANSITION CTR
305 N HANNAFORD
817-408-4400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

HOOD CO REGIONAL JUVENILE CENTER
600 W PEARL
817-573-1331
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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