Hood County, Texas Genealogy Guide

Hood County, Texas (Map It) 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.. Learn More About State of Texas History

Hood County is bordered by Parker County (north), Johnson County (east), Somervell County (south), Erath County (west), Palo Pinto County (northwest) .

Hood County Cities and Towns include Brazos Bend, Cresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Tolar.. A Map of Hood County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hood County, Texas Courthouse Records

Hood County, Texas Courthouse
Hood County, TX Courthouse

The Hood County Courthouse is located in Granbury, Texas. Learn More About State of Texas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hood county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

  • Hood County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1875, Land Records from 1875, Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1875. The County Clerk's office 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.
  • 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, Texas Census Records

Hood County, Texas Vital Records

Hood County, Texas Resources

Hood County, Texas External Links

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