Granbury/Comanche Peak

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Granbury Court House

Our saga begins in 1847 by Charles Binard who opened a trading post along the Brazos River. Granbury was named for General Hiram Brinsom Granberry. Hood County was created by special act of the Texas legislature in 1866.

Since that time, the city has grown a hundred-fold, but Granbury's proud past is interwoven everywhere. Hundreds of historic structures have been lovingly preserved. A fascinating walking or riding tour allows you to see Granbury's past firsthand, including the Historic Granbury Square, which was the first to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the first of its kind to be designated a "Texas Historic District." More than 10 of the buildings and homes have received Texas Historical Markers. Some of these sites still serve as homes for residents of Granbury.

There are more that 40 retail shops in the Granbury Historic District offering everything from antique furniture to gourmet coffees. Inside each of these carefully preserved buildings, you'll find flourishing enterprises such as restaurants, antique shops and boutiques.

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