About This Place
Granbury is a city in Hood County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,718. It is the county seat of Hood County and the principal city of the Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Granbury is the home of Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell, who assumed the position in a special election in June 2010. Birdwell is a survivor of the attack on The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on September 11, 2001.
Founded in 1873, Granbury started as a square and log cabin court house. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. Some scholars believe his name was misread as Granbury on a document, thus the city name is spelled differently, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury. Recent expansion of the city was possible from the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city.