In southeastern Young County, the town was founded in 1872 by brothers Gustavus and Edwin S. Graham of Kentucky. In 1874, Young County was organized, and Graham became the county seat. By 1876, the Graham Leader ran its first edition. This weekly publication is the oldest newspaper in the Northwest Texas region.

Today, the historic downtown offers shopping with a number of antique stores. Courthouse square is recognized as the largest downtown square in America. The Graham Drive-in is one of the state's few remaining drive-in theaters (940/549-8478).

Fishing, boating and recreation draw visitors to Possum Kingdom Lake. Graham Country Club features a golf course, ranked among the best nine-hole courses in the state according to The Dallas Morning News. Open to the public Tue. - Sat. 940/549-7721.

A Historic Driving and Walking Tour of Young County features the real stories portrayed in Lonesome Dove, The Searchers and Black Fox.

Events include Main Street's Art Walk and Cars and Stars the second weekend of April; Red, White and You in July; Western Heritage Days last full weekend in September, and Christmas Stroll, Wassail Tasting and Competition, and Lighted Parade in December.


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