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Granbury in Hood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood

1831 - 1879

 
 
County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
1. County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood Marker
Inscription.  Born Kentucky. West Point graduate. Army service on Texas frontier led Hood to adopt the Lone Star State. Resigned U.S. Army 1861 to serve South. Commanded 4th Texas Infantry. Led "Hood's Texas", most renowned Confederate Brigade. Rose rapidly to Lieutenant General. Known as "The Fighting General" for leadership in the Army of Northern Virginia. Although lost leg Battle Chickamauga, became commander Army of Tennessee.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
 
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 6259.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 26.551′ N, 97° 47.226′ W. Marker is in Granbury, Texas, in Hood County. Marker is on East Pearl Street (Business U.S. 377), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the south end of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Pearl Street, Granbury TX 76048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City named for Texas Confederate General H.B. Granbury (here, next to this marker); Nellie Gray Robertson
County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood Marker
Marker is the leftmost of the two granite markers visible in this photo.
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(a few steps from this marker); Hood County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Harris Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Haynes-Burns-Ewell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Granbury Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Granbury House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bush-Morgan-Cherry Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hood, John Bell - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Hood's Texas Brigade - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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May. 16, 2022