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GRANDVIEW, TEXAS

Johnson County, North Central Texas
Highway 81 and I-35W
12 Miles SE of Cleburne

About 33 Miles S of Fort Worth
Population: 1,358 (2000)

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Downtown Grandview Texas
Downtown Grandview
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

The town had its beginning with the opening J.F. Scurlock’s general store in the 1850s. Just before the Civil War the town was platted and a Masonic Lodge/ school building was completed in December of 1860.

Construction of a mill bolstered the community and in 1882 the railroad arrived – sort of. It came within two miles of the then-established two and residents and businesses migrated to the rails.

By 1890 the population past the 500-mark, and grew to 700 in the first years of the 20th Century. A devastating fire hit the town in 1920, destroying most of the town’s businesses and 100 homes. The population was over 1,000 in the mid-1920s. In the late 1980s it was a reported 1,201 residents which grew to 1,358 by 2000.
Downtown GrandviewTexas building
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
Downtown GrandviewTexas fountain
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GrandviewTexas bank building
Grandview bank building
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GrandviewTexas historical marker
Grandview historical marker
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Exposed brick wall,  GrandviewTexas
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