Graford is a city in Palo Pinto County. It's approximately 20 minutes from Mineral Wells. Homes for rent allow families to go golfing at the Cliffs of Possum Kingdom, take a dip in Possum Kingdom Lake or paddle down Keechi Creek.
Facts for Renters
Graford sits between the towns of Graham and Weatherford. Its name is a combination of the two names. The town was founded in 1854 after George Bevers examined a homestead at Flat Rock Crossing near Big Keechi Creek, which was three miles from where the town is currently located. In 1855, he constructed a home between Fort Belknap and Weatherford that became a pit stop for visitors.
The town's first business was owned by Ansell Russell and Willis Mills located on Fort Worth-Fort Belknap Road.
By 1894, the town named their first postmaster. By 1920, the community had a population of 313 people. Twenty years later, it had a population of 804 and a bank.
Graford is located approximately 12 miles from Possum Kingdom Lake. The lake is a reservoir on the well-known and far-reaching Brazos River and is also a popular recreation destination for visitors and townspeople. Some of the more popular activities people participate in on the lake include boating and fishing.
Resources for Residents
Renters can learn all about current events and what's happening with local news by visiting the Lake Country Sun website, which is Graford's local newspaper.