Jesse James

Jesse James is Buried in Granbury

Granbury's most fascinating wild west folk legend says that Jesse Woodson James, the notorious outlaw is buried here and not in Missouri.

Historians believe that Jesse James was shot and killed by a member of his own gang in 1882, but legend has it that another member of the James Gang was killed so that law enforcement officials would believe Jesse was dead.

It is said that Jesse met a young woman here and fell in love. Local lore says James enjoyed his life in Granbury so much that he returned here with his grandson for the last days of his life.

Many James family descendants also believe the man who died here was Jesse James and they have dedicated a headstone and continue to visit and honor his grave which is in the Granbury Cemetery.

For more information you can visit the Granbury Visitors Center located in the east end of the City Hall building or go to