History

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.

08/21/15
KJRA - Kids Junior Rodeo Association

09/12/15
Western Swing Event - featuring the beautiful Gourd Art of Georgia Cunningham

09/12/15
Opening Reception for the Cowgirl Photography Exhibit with Shannon Smith & Kelli Brown

09/19/15
Texas Camel Corps Program

10/10/15
Pumpkin 5K and Fun Run

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ALL WATER RESTRICTIONS REMOVED
BY CITY COUNCIL AS OF JUNE 4, 2015.

Senior Water Aerobics at the City Pool
Beginning Tuesday, June 16th Every Tuesday & Thursday of the summer. Click here Details

LATE BILL POLICY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2015
1. Bills are due on the date shown on the bill, unless adequate proof is provided that the City utilized an improper address for the billing, 2. If the bill is not paid on or before the due date, a 5% penalty shall be applied; 3. If the bill is not paid in full, inclusive of the penalty applied, by the 28th day of the month when payment becomes 30 days past due,the utility will be disconnected. 4. A disconnect fee of $75 dollars will be applied to the bill. 5. To reconnect service the bill shall be paid in full, inclusive of the penalty, the $75 dollar disconnect fee and a $75 re-connect fee.

WATER CONSERVATION & DROUGHT PLAN 2013
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SWIM TEAM SUMMER CAMP
Graham Tidal Waves Swim Team Summer Camp July 27-30 $65 9:00PM-12:00PM Week Camp Followed by Swim Meet on 31st or August 1st. Click here Details