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GRAFORD, TEXAS


Palo Pinto County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas

3256'17"N 9814'52"W (32.937921, -98.247896).

Hwy 254 and FM 206
13 Miles N of Palo Pinto the county seat
12 Miles NW of Mineral Wells
25 Miles SE of Graham
32 Miles NW of Weatherford
12 Miles E of Possum Kingdom Lake
ZIP code 76449
Area code 940
Population: 627 Est. (2019)
595 (2010) 578 (2000) 561 (1990)

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Graford  Texas main street
Graford main street
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

The town takes it's name from GRAham and WeatherFORD. Graford is halfway between them.

George R. Bevers is credited with being the area's first settler. In 1854 he settled on Big Keechi Creek, at the Flat Rock Crossing. In the mid 1850s he built his house on the Fort Worth - Ft. Belknap road. A store operated by partners Ansell Russell and Willis Mills soon opened and by 1894 a post office was granted.

The first reported population was 313 for 1920. Twenty years later it was just over 800 but decreased to 495 by 1980. In recent years it has grown to nearly 600.


Nearby Recreation
Graford is just 12 Miles East of Possum Kingdom Lake

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Graford  Texas Sesquicentennial
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007


Graford  Texas main street
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007


Graford  Texas fire house
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007


Graford  Texas fire house emblem
"Note firehouse emblem over door. Last included for green stamp sign in window. Thirty plus years ago?"
- Mike Price, October 2007 photo


Graford  Texas masonic lodge
Graford masonic lodge
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Possum Kingdom Tx StateHighway 16 Stone Arch Bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004
Possum Kingdom - Brazos River Masonry Arch Bridge


Possum Kingdom dam, Texas
Morris Sheppard Dam
(Possum Kingdom Lake)
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas

Graford, Texas Nearby Towns:
Palo Pinto the county seat
Mineral Wells
Graham
Weatherford
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