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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hood County, Texas
Adjacent to Hood County, Texas
▶ Erath County (28) ▶ Johnson County (7) ▶ Palo Pinto County (13) ▶ Parker County (14) ▶ Somervell County (7)
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| Location of Acton Historic Site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grave of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett (1788-1860), widow of the Alamo hero David Crockett, and 2 of his children. In 1911 a monument and statue were erected to her memory. . . . — — Map (db m138123) HM|
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Three miles south to
the grave of
Wife of David Crockett,
hero of the Alamo
Died March 2, 1860
Age 74 — — Map (db m137839) HM|
|Approximately ten years after settlers began moving to this area, Hood County was formed from part of Johnson County in 1866. Cresson was platted in the late 1880s, and surveyor Madison Jones later deeded land at this site for school purposes. . . . — — Map (db m69510) HM|
|Erected 1893 as a saloon by Andy Aston and George Landers; of native stone, with patented iron front. Here occurred a 1901 duel that badly injured a non-participating horseman on the square. Crusader Carrie Nation visited Granbury in 1905, and in . . . — — Map (db m139282) HM|
|John D. Baker (1848-1899) had this building constructed in 1882 for his dry goods store. A merchant and community leader, Baker later moved to Weatherford. His partner, James H. Doyle (1846-1933), became sole owner of the building in 1899. Later . . . — — Map (db m139400) HM|
|This cut limestone structure was built in 1895 to house the hardware operation of D.O. Baker and J.D. Rylee. The following year, Baker's brother Jess joined the partnership, and in 1898 the store became the Baker Hardware Co. When the . . . — — Map (db m139043) HM|
|Constructed in 1891, this building has been associated throughout its history with prominent Granbury citizens and successful businesses. From 1891 until 1894, it served as the dry goods store of F. C. Bush, who was the city Tax Collector and . . . — — Map (db m139404) HM|
A Mississippian. Came to Texas early 1850s. Lawyer in Waco. Recruited Waco Guards, Confederate Army, 1861. Elected Major 7th Texas Infantry. Beat back Federals some miles, Fort Donelson, Tenn., Feb. 1862. Captured there, . . . — — Map (db m139044) HM|
| Prominent Indian and pioneer landmark. Actually a mesa, the peak rises 1,229 feet (above sea level). May have had ceremonial value for local tribes or have been a look-out point for game and enemies. A Comanche trail crossed county in this . . . — — Map (db m138124) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m139045) HM|
|Born in England and reared in Ohio, E. A. Hannaford (1841-1915) served in the Union Army. He came to Granbury from Ohio in 1871, establishing his drugstore in a tent. He and merchant J. D. Baker had a two-part commercial building erected in the . . . — — Map (db m139402) HM|
| First unit in structure was built 1883 - year private bank was opened by D.C. Cogdell and John H. Traylor. National Bank charter was issued in 1887 and second structural unit was later acquired. Besides the organizers, officials have included Jeff . . . — — Map (db m139399) HM|
|Pressed tin detailing decorates this stone structure, erected in 1886. Kerr's Opera House, which featured Vaudeville acts, dramatic productions, and musical programs, occupied the top floor until 1911. The lower floor housed various businesses, . . . — — Map (db m138162) HM|
|A cabin-dotted woodland in 1870, this square soon had buildings of stone quarried less than a mile away. Investor John D. Baker built this structure in 1882 and in 1890 sold it to saloonkeepers Aston & Landers. Extensive repairs were made in 1891, . . . — — Map (db m139284) HM|
|Local stonemason I.W. Walley erected the rock walls of this masonry commercial building in 1899. A cast iron storefront and decorative brickwork enhance the plastered facade. The two-story structure was built for Wesley Smith Harris (1854-1930), who . . . — — Map (db m139281) HM|
|Early site of the Granbury post office, this native stone structure was erected by James C. Haynes, postmaster from 1872 to 1874. He sold the edifice in 1878 to Thomas A. Burns, who served as postmaster until 1883. The property was then purchased by . . . — — Map (db m139280) HM|
| Fifth courthouse on this site. Erected 1890-1891, this handsome building is a Texas version of the French Second Empire style.
First courthouse (1867) was a 1-room log cabin housing county records, lawyers and land agents' offices, and mail . . . — — Map (db m138076) HM|
| Second county jail. Celebrated in early local ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at time when lawlessness was rampant.
Main building is Late Victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The tall front section was . . . — — Map (db m138125) HM|
| Erected for Jesse and Jacob Nutt, blind brothers who aided in establishing county seat at Granbury. Their first (1866) store had been a 16 by 12 log house, with a wagon yard in the rear.
This structure of hand-hewn Hood County stone was built . . . — — Map (db m138163) HM|
|Born in 1894 as the sixth and only daughter of William Jarrett Robertson and Arminda Barton Robertson, Nellie Gray Robertson grew up amid financial hardships in Hood County. She entered the University of Texas in the fall of 1912 and attended for . . . — — Map (db m138160) HM|
|Carl Severin Schultz was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1876. After marrying Nelsina Vestermann (b. 1871), he came to the United States and settled in Granbury. Schultz had several professions, including ownership of a soft drink factory. He later . . . — — Map (db m138191) HM|
|Erected 1888 by Andy Aston for a harness and saddle-making shop. Ironwork was added during a 1906 remodeling, while George Landers was part owner. After harness shop was relocated about 1908, various retail stores operated here, including the . . . — — Map (db m139046) HM|
|Erected in 1885 by town-builder James Farr, an attorney; bought in 1888 by the Glenn Brothers - Clark B., Dan, John L., and James M. - civic leaders interested in many businesses besides their family grocery housed in this structure. After a fire in . . . — — Map (db m139283) HM|
|Martha Washington (Garrison) Stringfellow (1834-1914), a widow with three children, migrated to Hood County about 1871. To support her family, she operated a boarding house, known as "The Granbury House", at this location. In 1874 she married local . . . — — Map (db m139041) HM|