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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


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

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

Graham Drive-In

One of a handful of outdoor movie theaters still operating in Texas, features first-run and recent . On Old Jacksboro Hwy.

Graham, TX Drive-In Theaters

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

Things to do near Graham, TX

Felty Outdoor Oil Museum

Early oil field equipment from height of oil boom includes spudders used for drilling and cleaning out wells, a steel beam pu...

Graham Drive-In

One of a handful of outdoor movie theaters still operating in Texas, features first-run and recent . On Old Jacksboro Hwy. ...

Perryton Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Visitor Information Center

Brand new facility located on the banks of the Concho River between U.S. 87 north and south. Close to the Historic District, ...

Childress County Heritage Museum

Housed in old post office, displays include industry (cattle, cotton, railroad) exhibits, local Indian artifacts, period-furn...