Founded in 1860 the town was named for Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (also spelled Granberry), commanding officer of Granbury’s Texas Brigade in the Confederate States Army. Over the years, the town has been home to colorful characters, past and present, real and rumored. As a frontier town, Granbury counted among its residents Elizabeth Patton Crockett, widow of David Crockett who perished in the Battle of the Alamo. She moved to the area with her son Robert to take advantage of land grants provided to the heirs of those who fought for Texas. Descendents of the Crocketts still live in the area to this day.
More of Granbury’s rich history is revealed at its 40-plus historic sites, including its iconic downtown, which was the first town square in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can even watch history come alive, courtesy of the Historic Granbury Gunslingers, a group of volunteer living history educators and entertainers who reenact scenes from the Old West in full costume right on the streets of the square.