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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

Paradise on the Brazos

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

Graham, TX Ranches

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

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

Potton House

Restored Victorian home of Joseph Potton family, circa 1901; listed in National Register of Historic Places; excellent showca...

Elm Grove Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Texas Cowboy Museum

Original paintings and prints by noted cowboy artists; farm and ranch artifacts from early 20th century, including living roo...

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil hi...

Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two W...