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History[edit]

The site was first settled in 1871 by brothers Gustavus A. and Edwin S. Graham, primary shareholders in the Texas Emigration and Land Company of Louisville, Kentucky. The brothers moved to Texas after the Civil War, and after buying 125,000 acres (510 km2) in then-vast Young County, helped to revitalize the area, the population of which had become badly depleted during the war. During that same year as when Graham was settled, the Warren Wagon Train Raid occurred about 12 miles north of the city. In 1872 the Graham brothers purchased a local saltworks and established the town of Graham and set up the Graham Land Office. The saltworks was not a profitable venture as the salt was too expensive to ship and was closed in a few years.[4]

New families started to arrive, and the brothers began promoting the sale of homesites and doing civic improvements.[4] A post office opened in 1873, and after Young County reorganized the following year, Graham became the county seat. The town’s newspaper, known as the Leader and still in existence today, was first printed in 1876, the same year that the first temporary courthouse was built. Other businesses from these early years included a gristmill, sawmill, cotton gin, a brick kiln, two hotels, and several stores.[5]

On February 15, 1877 the city was the site of the organizational meeting of the group that became the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, created to police ranching and put a stop to cattle rustling.[6] Founding officers included pioneer ranchers James C. Loving (son of Oliver Loving), Col. C. L. (Kit) Carter, and C.C. Slaughter. A three-story limestone courthouse was built in 1884, and it was replaced by a new courthouse in the early 1930s. The 1884 structure’s east door still stands on the courthouse square. From 1879-1896, Graham was the seat of a Federal District Court overseen by Judge A.P. McCormick; his jurisdiction extended over all of Texas north and west to New Mexico.[5][6]

Edwin Graham had married Addie Mary Kintner in 1865. They had five children. Throughout the 1870s they divided their time between Texas and their families back north, but in 1879, with the town flourishing, they moved their wives and children to Graham permanently. Edwin and Addie lived there until 1891, then moved to Spokane, Washington, where Edwin died on May 7, 1899. His body was brought back to Graham for burial. Addie moved back to Graham and became a leading civic booster and philanthropist. In 1921, with her son Malcolm, she set up the Graham Foundation as a continuing fund for the city’s growth and improvement. Addie died in 1929[7] and was responsible for the establishment of the Eden Home for the aged.[4]

By 1900, Graham had incorporated as a town, and railroad service began in 1903, through the Chicago, Rock Island & Texas Railroad, part of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific system. In 1921 the Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad, one of the Frank Kell and Joseph A. Kemp properties extended its line into Graham from Newcastle. The WF&S was abandoned in 1954 and the Rock Island sold its line to the Texas Export Railroad in 1972 but was abandoned just two years later.

Public Square 1915-1920.

The population of Graham grew slowly until 1917, when oil was discovered nearby; the population tripled from 878 in 1900 to 2,544 in 1920. By 1966, Graham had seventeen churches, seven schools, a hospital, a radio station, two libraries, three parks, and two newspapers. The population peaked at 9,170 in 1980 and has since gradually declined; it was 8,716 at the 2000 census and 8,518 by the July 2007 estimate.[5][8]

According to a mural on the courthouse depicting the arrival of the Graham brothers, the town square is physically the largest of any in the country.[9][10]

Graham was one of only a handful of towns in Texas that  remains to be a dry county and still has an operational drive-in theater.[11] The town now sells wine and beer as of 2017.

Physical Geography[edit]

An impoundment in Flatrock Creek, Young County, Texas

Graham, the County seat of Young County, Texas

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33°6′3″N 98°34′45″W / 33.10083°N 98.57917°W / 33.10083; -98.57917 (33.100778, -98.579254).[12] is located in the southeast portion of the county and has an area of 5.592 square miles (14.48 km²).[3] Geographically, Graham is located in the Western Cross Timbers area of North Texas. Locally this is known as the western portion of the Palo Pinto Mountains.

 

Creeks drain the area generally into the Brazos River, Dry Creek on the east side of town flows into Salt Creek towards the south and into the Brazos. Flatrock Creek drains the rural areas to the southeast and also flows into the Brazos just below where Salt Creek enters. Small impoundments are located along Flatrock Creek that are used for stock tanks and fish ponds. [13]

Lake Graham is located on the Salt Creek in Young County, five miles north of Graham on US 380: Surface area: 2,444 acres Maximum depth: 45 feet Impounded: 1929 Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,075 ft. msl Fluctuation: Minimal, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority: City of Graham PO Box 1449 Graham, Texas 76450 (940) 549-3322

Aquatic Vegetation:

  • Bulrushes, lily pads, smartweed, pondweed

Predominant Fish Species

  • Largemouth bass
  • White & hybrid striped bass
  • Channel catfish
  • White crappie

There are three public boat ramps, one fishing pier, a picnic area, and sites for primitive and improved camping. There are no boat rentals, no marina, and no handicap fishing access. A bait shop is located about two miles south of the reservoir on US 380. Shore fishing is limited to the area around the boat ramp on the Eddleman portion of the reservoir and along the US 380 causeways. [14]

Graham Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Graham

1208 Victory Street Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 1208 Victory Street, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13990261)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $89,900
1214 Carolina Street Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 1214 Carolina Street, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13973218)
4 beds 2 baths 2,105 sqft $199,000
105 Mustang Drive Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 2,762 sqft $325,000
1312 Calaveras Graham, TX 76450
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2 beds 1 bath 1,232 sqft $89,900
0000 Indian Springs Road Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $261,360
1420 Thompson Drive Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,378 sqft $105,000
3 Salem Loop Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $896,000
2 Salem Loop Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $1,206,400
1 Salem Loop Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $752,000
421 Cement Mountain Road Graham, TX 76450
3 beds 2 baths 1,928 sqft $200,000
152 Eastpark Drive Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 3 baths 2,593 sqft $249,000
1417 Oak Hills Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $174,900
526 Terry Street Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,704 sqft $86,000
1441 380 ByPass Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $275,000
7060 State Highway 16 S Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 4 baths 5,018 sqft $724,500
122 Chaparral Drive Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 2 baths 1,945 sqft $185,000
1020 Hillcrest Drive Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,750 sqft $174,900
118 Lookout Circle Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,783 sqft $195,000
1511 Fairway Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,408 sqft $138,000
1301 Circle Drive Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,588 sqft $159,900
0000 Gun Range Road Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $625,328
1214 3rd Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,232 sqft $107,000
122 Fawn Trail Circle Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 4 baths 2,453 sqft $347,500
210 Rambling Oaks Road Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 3 baths 2,124 sqft $167,500
5035 Wagon Wheel Road Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 3 baths 3,504 sqft $795,000
584 16 N Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,856 sqft $215,000
1715 Hillcrest Drive, Lot 35 Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $75,000
6078 State Highway 16 Highway S Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 6078 State Highway 16 Highway S, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13963103)
3 beds 3 baths 2,965 sqft $479,000
1015 Westwood Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,850 sqft $320,000
1113 Shawnee Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 1113 Shawnee, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13962094)
2 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $69,500
0 Salem Loop Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 0 Salem Loop, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13958841)
0 beds 0 baths $2,854,400
1625 Rodgers Drive S Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 1625 Rodgers Drive S, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13958426)
5 beds 5 baths 4,209 sqft $295,000
0000 Upper Tonk Valley Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $519,000
9256 Pvt Road 11484 Graham, TX 76450
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1 bed 1 bath 720 sqft $250,000
1602 S. Rodgers Dr. Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 3 baths 2,617 sqft $259,900
206 Ac Farmer Rd Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $516,850
1512 Rodgers Drive S Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 1512 Rodgers Drive S, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13934592)
3 beds 2 baths 2,097 sqft $223,000
401 Elm Street Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $125,000
0003 Taylor & Cariker Rd. Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $80,325
0001 Taylor & Cariker Rd. Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $270,105
1422 Avenue B Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 3 baths 2,052 sqft $89,900
140 Maple Road Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 3 baths 2,128 sqft $150,000
TBD L.C. Young Road Graham, TX 76459
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0 beds 0 baths $118,980
4083 FM 1287 Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $69,900
242 NW Lake Drive Graham, TX 76450
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3 beds 2 baths 1,640 sqft $264,400
952 McEntire Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $310,000
1435 Avenue D Graham, TX 76450
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2 beds 1 bath 936 sqft $64,900
1813 ALLISON Graham, TX 76450
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4 beds 2 baths 1,787 sqft $84,900
TBD FM 2179 Graham, TX 76450
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0 beds 0 baths $86,000
151 Crestwood Graham, TX 76450
Photo of 151 Crestwood, Graham, TX 76450 (MLS # 13904720)
4 beds 2 baths 2,147 sqft $184,000

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Graham School Data

Graham School Districts

Graham Independent School District
PK-12
http://www.grahamisd.com

Graham Schools

Crestview Elementary School
1-3, public
http://www.grahamisd.com
Graham High School
9-12, public
http://www.grahamisd.com/
Graham J High School
6-8, public
http://www.grahamisd.com
Woodland Elementary School
4-5, public
http://www.grahamisd.com
Graham Learning Center
9-12, public
http://www.grahamisd.com
Open Door Christian School
PK-7, private
http://www.opendoorgraham.com/

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 9:40 am by POSSUM KINGDOM REAL ESTATE®

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