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Graham, Texas

In southeastern Young County on the Wichita Falls and Southern, and the Chicago, Rock Island, and Gulf Railroads, Graham was founded in 1872 by Gustavus and Edwin S. Graham. The Graham brothers were from Kentucky and founded Graham Brothers Salt Works. In 1874, Young County was organized and Graham became the county seat. By 1876, the Graham Leader ran its first edition; this weekly publication is the oldest newspaper in the Northwest Texas region. Today Graham is the hub of agribusiness, oil and gas extraction, and other industries in the county.

Visitors like to shop on the historic downtown square and at a growing number of antique stores, and the courthouse square is recognized as the largest downtown square in America. The city also has one of few remaining drive-in theaters left in the state.

History buffs enjoy touring the restored buildings of Ft. Belknap, one of many along the Texas Forts Trail. Fishing, boating and other water sports draw visitors to Possum Kingdom Lake. Graham Country Club features a 9-hole golf course, ranked among the best 9-hole courses in the state according to The Dallas Morning News.

Annual events include ArtSplash on the Square in May, Red,White and You in July, Western Heritage Week in October, and Christmas Stroll &Lighted Parade in December.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Robert E. Richeson Memorial Museum

Houses memorabilia from World War II donated by former military men and their families. Exhibits include munitions, uniforms, and a large collection of model aircraft of the era. Located above CAFCactus Squadron hangar at Graham Municipal Airport on U.S. 380

Graham, TX Museums


Wildcatter Ranch & Resort

This 4,000-acre guest ranch, located south of town, offers visitors a chance to fish, hike, and bird watch. Reservations required for horseback riding, canoeing, chuck wagon cookouts and more. Located at 6062 Texas 16

Graham, TX Ranches

Paradise on the Brazos

Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, and tent camping on this 1,000

Graham, TX Ranches

Young County Veterans' Memorial

Features a red granite, seven-foot star inscribed with names of 157 YoungCounty men and women who died serving their county since World War I. Completed in 2000. Located on east side of Young County Courthouse.

Graham, TX Memorials

Things to do near Graham, TX

Hawk Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast L...

Childress City Park

The City Park (Fair Park) has a beautiful lake, walking trail, and a playground. There is a historical marker for Goodnight T...

Lake Graham Parks

Graham North From Graham, take FM 61west/north to FM 3003 and follow north for about 2 miles. Concrete ramp with lighted ...

Wichita Falls Waterfall

A re-creation of falls faces north on I-44 and replaces original falls washed away in a flood in 1886. Water that forms 54-fo...