The Granbury Square was packed this evening (November 10th, 2017) with the Opera, the Granbury Live Music Hall, and the weekly Karaoke at one of the Wine Bars. If you have never been to Granbury, this time of year is a great time to come and visit because of the fall weather and all the window display’s in the stores around the square. The Hilton Hotel is right on Lake Granbury and is an easy walk over to the Square. If you come and stay the night, make sure you have breakfast at The Nutshell, its like stepping back in time and the food and bakery is really good. Babes is great for lunch and dinner. Here is the calendar for upcoming events!
Founded in 1887, Granbury started as a square and log cabin courthouse. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. Some scholars, to explain why the city name is spelled differently, believe the name Granberry was misread on a document, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury.
Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett‘s wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County in 1853 following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received 640 acres in land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett’s descendants still reside in Hood County.
John Wilkes Booth, according to Granbury legend, moved to Hood County and assumed the name of John St. Helen. A store on the historic town square, St. Helen’s, is named after him.
|Median resident age:||38.9 years|
|Texas median age:||34.4 years|
Estimated per capita income in 2015: $20,542 (it was $15,591 in 2000)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $34,312 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
What started as a hobby evolved into what you see today at the Ranch. Outside of the normal routine of touring and writing music, Kevin collects and restores buildings that have a unique history. Each structure has been carefully crafted back to a state which honors its history and location. Everything on the Ranch has a story that we are anxious to tell people about. We stay busy making sure that bits of history don’t get lost to a landfill and in the process give something back to everybody that comes through our gates. It’s this level of care that ensures that each person we get to share this with walks away with a personal experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the Hill Country. That’s why we tell people that we are real Texas country.
“Kevin Fowler never ceases to amaze us… it became clear that his passion for music and historic buildings have collided in a new project that folks in Central Texas will no doubt be crazy about.” – Sandra Greaney, Country Line Magazine
“All these buildings roughly surround the intended site of the marriage ceremonies, smartly positions in a natural amphitheater of sorts. Was it ever intended to be a fans-only business? ‘No. It’s for everybody.’” – Houston Press
“It’s a perfect representation of an old rustic Texas ranch. The location is a peaceful country setting…NO highway noise. Guaranteed to have beautiful hill country sunsets. Unending opportunities for photography. A fantastic place for weddings or just about any other gathering you might have. This place is really AWESOME!” – Wimberley View
For the Texas belle who prefers a little glamour with her grit, a rustic wedding without some sophisticated sparkle simply will not do…the concept was fittingly brought to life at country crooner Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch. Dotted with sprawling centuries-old oaks and outlined by Loneman Creek, the newly opened 130-acre ranch is home to a 19th-century cabin, a restored farmhouse, and an authentic Texas dancehall that calls for a twirl-worthy dress…” – Lauren Kathryn, Swooned Magazine