Nestled in the heart of the Brazos River Valley on Lake Granbury, this community is the seat of Hood County. The square is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The white sand beach on the lake, three blocks from the square, features tiki huts, a boat ramp, swimming and picnic areas. Visitors also enjoy golf, shopping on the historic square and sipping Texas wine at the local winery.
Notable figures such as John Wilkes Booth, Carrie Nation and David Crockett have history in the community. Granbury Cemetery is the final resting place of outlaw Jesse James.
Events include Texas Independence Day in March, the Granbury Wine Walk in April, the Harvest Moon Festival in October and Granbury: A Candlelight Tour in December.
The authentic 1950s Brazos Drive-In Theater is one of a few such theaters still operating in Texas. It shows first-run movies most weekends. (817/573-1311) The newly renovated 1886 Granbury Opera House hosts live theatrical performances. (817/579-0952). Bed-and-breakfast accommodations in historic buildings are available.