Join Preserve Granbury in supporting the Hood County Museum and the Hood County Genealogical/ Historical Society in moving and preserving the Panther Branch Post Office
In 1968, the county’s history captured the fascination of more residents when local car dealer R. E. Durham discovered an old log cabin inside a frame house south of Comanche Peak. The cabin had once served as the U.S. Post Office for the Hood County frontier settlements of Panther Branch, Hill City, and Pony Creek. Research revealed that the cabin was also known as the “eight-mile stop” because a stagecoach once made regular stops there with both mail and passengers.Durham became so entranced by the old log cabin and its history that he purchased it and moved it to Granbury in order to save it. While dismantling the frame house and cabin, Durham discovered an Indian arrowhead, with part of the shaft still attached to it, embedded in one of the cabin’s timbers. Once the cabin was moved to Granbury, Durham replaced its limestone chimney and fireplace, because its original old stonework couldn’t be moved. In 1969, Durham replaced the cabin’s front porch and roof. Known as the “Panther Branch Log Cabin,” it still sits on North Baker Street.
The current owner wants it moved, and sold it to the Hood County Museum. Help us support their effort with your donations. Visit Preservegranbury.org to donate by credit card, stop by the Old Jail Museum or the Historic Granbury Depot with cash or a check, or mail a donation to Hood County Museum at 208 N Crockett St, 76048.