This community on Lake Granbury is the seat of Hood County. It was settled in 1854 by Thomas Lambert, who joined it with the settlement of Stockton. The square is in the National Register of Historic Places. The city beach on the lake, three blocks from the square, features tiki huts, a boat ramp, swimming and picnic areas.
Notable figures such as John Wilkes Booth, Carrie Nation and Davy Crockett have history in the community. Granbury Cemetery is the final resting place of outlaw Jesse James.
Events include General Granbury's Birthday Party in March, the Harvest Moon Festival in October and the Candlelight Tour of Homes in December.
Movie lovers may enjoy the authentic 1950s Brazos Drive-In Theater, one of few such theaters still standing in Texas, which shows first-run movies most weekends. The historic 1886 Granbury Opera House presents plays and musicals through the year. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations in historic buildings are available.