Tolar is a tiny little town just 6 miles southwest of Granbury. It was first established around 1890 when a post office opened. Its early days were as a trade centre for area farmers and ranchers. There was also a gin, a general store and blacksmith shop. By 1914 the number of residents had reach 460 but declined to around 283 during the Great Depression. Today there is probably only around 600 residents.
Tolar is visited more for the Windmill Farm.
This lovely little church was originally built around 1900 as a country church on the bank soft the Brazos River in Dennis Texas. The church was named after the founding fathers of Texas Refinery corp, A.M. Pate Sr and Carl Wellner.
Its new home is on the grounds of the Pate Museum of Transportation. Hwy 377, Cresson.
Jesse James Grave
People will in Missouri will dispute the fact that the person buried here was in fact Jesse James, since they claim he was buried there but DNA tests concluded that it was Jesse James - the ears gave it away (so they say).
Jess and Alice Baker built this love Queen Anne house in 1905. Jess was a prominent local business man and banker as well as a member of the House of Representatives. He died in 1908 and Alice died in 1922.
The house was then purchased by Dr Arch Carmichael who was a prominent local physician and his wife Dora. The features of this house are a corner turret, formal portico with two-story columns, and a wraparound porch.
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One of the nicest little cities in the world! We've lived her over 20 years and this place has grown like a weed. Nice slow paced destination with the world's largest miniature golf course. Our town square was the first historical square registered in Texas.