Saline residue found along the banks of Salt Creek attracted settlers to the area in the 1850's. The first person to undertake commercial production of salt here was Martin V. Bowers. He arrived here during the civil war. Bowers was a local farmer and politician and later sold his business to A.B. Grant and moved to Parker County. A.B. Grant was a confederate veteran. He operated the salt works until 1871 when he was elected into the Texas State Legislature. He sold the operation to Gustavas A and Edwin S Graham.
The two brothers came to Texas with the Texas Emigration and Land Company. They only operated the Salt Works for two years before closing due to operating costs. Although the Graham Salt Works was not operated long, it played a vital role in the development of Graham.
In 1872 the Graham brothers founded the City of Graham. They donated land for a town, a courthouse, churches, schools, and cemeteries. The land was donated in the family name as we know it today. The Graham family has continued to play a vital role in the development of Graham.
RFL Car Show
Reception Honoring Larry Fields
Graham TX 4th Monday Trade Days
Valew Job Fair
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Splash Day at the pool Saturday, May 31, 2014
Noon to 4pm
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
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Ice and Snow Plan
City Crew Prepares for Possible Winter Weather Event
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City Master Plan Update
The City of Graham is moving forward with the adoption of the Master Plan.
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Graham Enacts Stage 2 Water Restrictions
The City of Graham is enacting Stage 2 Water Restrictions effective November 4, 2013. Outside watering is limited to twice per week and only between the hours of 7 pm and 10 am. Addresses ending in even numbers may water only on Thursday and Sunday. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water only on Wednesday and Saturday. Failure to comply can be a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $1000 (one thousand dollars). Each day of failure to comply can be determined a separate offense. If a person is convicted of more than three offenses, service can be discontinued by the city. Wholesale customers such as the Cities of Newcastle, Bryson and Throckmorton, Ft. Belknap Water Supply Corporation and Graham East Water Supply are required to comply with the restrictions.