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Hood County, Texas Facts

Hood County

When was Hood County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on November 3, 1865 from Erath County, Johnson County and Palo Pinto County. This county was named for John Bell Hood (1831–1879), a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

What is the County Seat of Hood County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Granbury also, the county government website is www.co.hood.tx.us.

What counties are adjacent to Hood County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Parker County (north), Johnson County (east), Somervell County (south), Erath County (west), Palo Pinto County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Hood County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brazos Bend, Cresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Tolar.


Hood County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Hood County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hood County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hood County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Hood County, TX Census Records

What Hood County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hood County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hood Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Hood Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Hood Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Hood County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Hood County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hood County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hood County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Hood County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 339, Granbury 76048
  • Hood County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (817) 579-3222
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1875
    • Land Records: 1875
    • Probate Records: 1875 
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Hood County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hood County, TX?
A list of Hood County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hood County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hood County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hood County.

Hood Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hood Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Hood Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hood Co. TX General and History Websites

Hood Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Hood Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hood Co. TX Military Records

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