Hood County, Texas Genealogy

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Hood County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hood County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 3, 1865
County Seat Granbury
Courthouse




County Courthouse

TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg
The Hood County Courthouse is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875. Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.

History

Parent County

1865--Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from Johnson County. County seat: Granbury [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Paluxy and Tolar

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of TX ~  Hood County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Hood County Public Library
222 N Travis St
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone: (817) 573-3569

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).