Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Hood County, Texas

Hood County

Hood 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.

The Hood County Seat is located in Granbury also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Hood County are Parker County (north), Johnson County (east), Somervell County (south), Erath County (west), Palo Pinto County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Hood County include Brazos Bend, Cresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Tolar.

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 consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Hood County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Hood County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Hood County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Hood County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Hood County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Hood County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • 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
  • Hood County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Hood County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Hood County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Hood County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Hood Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Hood Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hood Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hood Co. TX Census Records

Hood Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Hood Co. TX Church & Bible 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

Copyright © 2014,