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1515 N. Plaza Dr, Granbury, Texas, 76048, United States
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The Nutshell Eatery,Bakery and Creamery
ALovely Wall Painting
Antique Mall of Granbury
General John Bell Hood
Travel Tips for Granbury
It is said that Jesse Woodson James did not die at the hand of the coward, Robert Ford, in 1882 and buried in Kearney, MO. Rather he moved to Granbury as J Frank Dalton and died of natural causes in 1952 at the age of 103.
Billy The Kid who lived in the nearby town of Hico TX where he lived until 90 years of age, was said to have attended Jess James’ 102 birthday party in 1949. It is said in 1951, the Hood County Sheriff Oran C. Baker was summoned to identify a blind Granbury man (J Frank Dalton) who had just died from a bout of pneumonia. One look at the body left Baker certain the man was 103-year-old Jesse James. He noted several sure-fire identifying marks which included 33 scars left by bullet wounds, a conspicuous scar on Dalton's neck which Baker claimed was the same type of scar that would have been left by the rope that a 16-year-old James had briefly hung from before making a amazing escape. Also, the body had several burn marks on his feet, which would back up stories that the Yankees had charred Jesse James' soles in a tormenting effort to have him reveal where his brother Frank might be hiding. Sheriff Baker provided the final word on identification and the court house filed a certificate listing the deceased as Jesse Woodson James.
Some 50 years later forensic anthropologists exhumed Frank Dalton's bones from the Granbury Cemetery and conducted a DNA testing which determined that J. Frank Dalton was indeed the notorious Jesse James.. There will always be people in Missouri however that will dispute that fact.
De Cordova Bend Dam
The De Cordova Bend Dam sits on Lake Granbury – both were constructed by the Brazos River Authority and created by a 27 mile loop in the Brazos River. Construction began in 1966 and was completed in 1969. The area was named for Jacob de Cordova, an early Texas pioneer who explored these parts back in the 1850’s.
HCR 309 off S. Hwy 167
Dinosaur Valley is in Glen Rose... a short drive south of Granbury. You can explore where dinosaurs once roamed the area and see several of their foot prints in the Paluxy river bed. The State Park has plenty of opportunity for outdoor walking, picnicing and swimming. The Creation Evidence Museum is also there.
Take Hwy 144 to US Highway 67 then to FM 205 for 4 miles to Park Road 59; then go one mile to the headquarters
Granbury's Railroad Depot
Granbury's depot was constructed in 1914 and is an example of a typical Texas train station. This building replaces an earlier depot, which was constructed in 1887 when the railroad first came to the area. It was destroyed by fire in 1912.
The current structure was described as a "modern passenger and freight depot".
The Ft. Worth and Rio Grande Railroad came to Granbury in 1887. To enable travelers to visit between Granbury and Ft. Worth, residents paid a railroad $25,000 to run a line between the two cities. This caused a growth spurt in Granbury and an economic boon.
First Presbyterian Church
Early Presbyterians held services in this area in the 1850’s and organized this church in 1878. It was only a few years later that Granbury was formed and the congregation built this church in 1895-96.
The style is described as modified gothic and has a 3 story belfry and steeple. A lovely stained glass window was added in 1964. It has been listed on the Texas Historical Register.
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