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There are 254 Texas Counties. Here's a crash course on Court House Architecture. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Bridge Street History Center

Last night BSHC had a gathering of "Friends" at Warrens Backyard.
The mission of the Bridge Street History Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the life stories of the people of Granbury and Hood County, and to examine how they illuminate the history of our region, the State of Texas, and America.
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The Bridge Street History Center

You may not know the unique relationship between Franklin, Tennessee and Granbury, Texas. Granbury, Texas was named after Brigadier General Hiram Granbury,as well as, Cleburne, Texas (the County Seat of Johnson County, Our neighboring county), named after Major General Patrick Cleburne. Gen John Bell Hood, Confederate Commander, is the namesake of Hood County, where Granbury is County Seat. Granbury and Cleburne were, both, killed at the Battle of Franklin and laid out on the veranda of Carnton Plantation before burial.The day after the Battle of Franklin, the bodies of four Confederate generals, Patrick Cleburne, Otho Strahl, Hiram Granbury, and John Adams, were taken to the back porch at Carnton where their men paid respects to their fallen leaders. Two other generals, John C. Carter and States R. Gist, were mortally wounded in the battle. Because the bodies of two other officers were taken to Carnton as well, this has added many to mistakenly assume that all six generals were taken the Carnton on December 1. This is clearly impossible, as John C. Carter was still very much alive, dying from his wounds on December 10, 1864 at the Harrison House.

This photo shows members of the McGavock family gathered on Carnton's back porch in 1905, years after the Battle of Franklin. Learn more about the post-war history of Carnton in the newest episode of TENN in 20: Official Podcast of the Battle of Franklin Trust. Episodes are available on all major podcast apps, and from our website here: boft.org/podcast
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Congratulations on another outstanding Granbury Wine Walk!We can't say thank you enough! Save the date for next year's wine walk! April 24-25, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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13 of Texas’ 254 county courthouses were designed by the same architect, WC Dodson! 6 still stand as originally built & all 13 had similar soaring towers. Pictures & more: www.254texascourthouses.net/wesley-clark-dodson-architect.html Thank you, Jake Caraway ... See MoreSee Less

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