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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


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

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

Paradise on the Brazos

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

Graham, TX Ranches

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

Things to do near Graham, TX

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

Fort Griffin State Park and Historic Site

506 acres of parkland feature camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, fishing, nature study and hiking trails. Home of state...

Producers Livestock Auction Company

Livestock sold here include cattle, sheep and goats, making it one of the largest auctions in the state. ...

Majestic Theatre

Built by one of Eastland's founding fathers, C.U. Connellee in 1920, it was originally called the Connellee Theatre and featu...

Paint Rock Excursions

Guided tours to site where earliest paintings date from prehistoric times; succeeding pictographs continued until last quarte...