Is it Granbury or Granberry?
Mystery surrounds the spelling of the town's namesake, H.B. Granbury. His name originally was spelled Granberry, but as he matured H.B. changed it to Granbury. In fact, his headstone residing at the Old Granbury Jail reads Granberry.
Nautie Granberry Moss, H.B's sister, was interviewed at the time of his reinternment in 1893 at the Granbury cemetery, saying "The name had always been spelled Granberry, but because of some peculiar whim, General Granbury insisted on spelling his name "Granbury" at a later point in his life.
As one historian stated, "General Hiram Brinson Granbury was one of the most popular and colorful leaders in the Confederate Army."
Walk Amongst the Windmills
A lot of the windmills are operating and in the stillness of the countryside you can here them whirring or in some cases clanking away. You can drive through the 26 acre property or take a stroll in amongst them on your own. Guided tours are also available. As you arrive at the gate, there is a box where you can obtain some literature on the various windmills, their dates, sizes and which areas they have come from along with a little background on their use. More windmills are added as they are restored.
Tolar Windmill Farm.
Glen Rose is just a short drive south of Granbury and is known for many things to visit. Fossil Rim is a wonderful wildlife Centre where you can drive around and see an exotic array of animals up close and personal and even feed many of them from your car. Certainly well worth the visit.
This museum has one of only two movie memorabilia exhibits in the South. They have on display many costumes, props, displays and examples from some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the past which has been collected and assembled over a decade and is one of the most comprehensive in the world.
You can take a self guided tour and view memorabilia from well known films such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Sound of Music, Superman, Forrest Gump, The Hunt for Red October, Truman Show and many others. There is also a film in the screening room which documents the history of film and how the major studios were created.
Admission is charged. Open all year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day.
Lake Granbury covers about 8,700 acres. The lake is fed by the Brazos river and other area creeks. Many of the lovely homes, including B & B's sit right on the lake with private access. Its such a pretty area and obviously lovely to take out the boat or do a cruise up and down the various arms of the lake.
Fishing is popular with largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, sunfish to choose from.