Welcome to the Hood County TXGenWeb Site
Hi, I am Lisa Smith-Curtean, the Hood County Coordinator, and I would like to welcome you to the Hood County TXGenWeb Project. I hope you enjoy your visit and find my efforts helpful.
This site is a proud part of the TXGenWeb and USGenWeb Project. I hope you find the information contained within this website useful in your genealogical research. I want this site to be useful and user-friendly as possible, so if you have suggestions for its improvement, I would love to hear from you.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not live in Hood County and am unable able to provide local look-ups or research. If you live in or near Hood County and have information or reference materials you would like to contribute or would like to volunteer to do look-ups or research, please contact me.
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Every effort has been made to ensure this website and its contents are presented as accurately as possible. The materials presented here should be utilized only as a guide to support additional research.
Hood County was created 3 November 1866 from Johnson County, by an act of the Eleventh Texas Legislature. The area had been within the Municipality of San Felipe de Austin as early as 1823 and the Municipality of Viesca in 1834. After Texas became a republic, the area now known as Hood County had, at one time or another, been part of Robertson, Navarro, McLennan, Johnson, and Erath counties. The county was named after Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood of the Confederate Army. The county seat was to be named in honor of Confederate general Hiram Bronson Granbury.