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Hood County Texas
Hood County is named for John Bell Hood, a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.
Founded in the 1860s, Granbury the county seat, started as a square and log cabin court house. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. The city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granbury. Recent expansion of the city was possible from the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city.
Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett's descendants still reside in Hood County. Jesse James is reported to be buried in the City of Granbury Cemetery. Contrary to the popular legend about James, it is believed by many, including many of his adult grandchildren, that James changed his name and lived to old age in Granbury. John Wilkes Booth, according to Granbury legend, moved to Hood County and assumed the name of John St. Helen. There is a store on the historic town square that is still called St. Helen's.
Photo by Slegby CC BY SA 4.0HOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Brazos Bend * Cresson * DeCordova * Granbury (county seat) * Lipan * Tolar * Canyon Creek ** Oak Trail Shores * Pecan Plantation * Acton * Paluxy *
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Apr 2018: Death News: KELLEY; Birth News: MATHIS, MASTERS, CARTER, PERRY; School News: Tolar School completed; Family Records: Monument to Mrs. David CrockettJan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendlyMay 2017: County records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
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