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GRAFORD, TEXAS

Palo Pinto County, Panhandle / North Central Texas

Highway 254 and FM 206
12 Miles NW of Mineral Wells
25 Miles from Graham
32 Miles from Weatherford
12 Miles E of Possum Kingdom Lake
Population: 595 (2010) 578 (2000)

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Graford  Texas main street
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

The town takes it's name from GRAham and WeatherFORD. Graford is halfway between them.

George R. Bevers is credited with being the area's first settler. In 1854 he settled on Big Keechi Creek, at the Flat Rock Crossing. In the mid 1850s he built his house on the Fort Worth - Ft. Belknap road. A store operated by partners Ansell Russell and Willis Mills soon opened and by 1894 a post office was granted. The first reported population was 313 for 1920. Twenty years later it was just over 800 but decreased to 495 by 1980. In recent years it has grown to nearly 600.

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Graford is just 12 Miles East of Possum Kingdom Lake

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Graford  Texas Sesquicentennial
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Graford  Texas main street
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Graford  Texas fire house
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Graford  Texas fire house emblem
"Note firehouse emblem over door. Last included for green stamp sign in window. Thirty plus years ago?" - Mike Price, October 2007 photo
Graford  Texas masonic lodge
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Morris Sheppard Dam (Possum Kingdom Lake)
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