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Historical Markers in Hood County, Texas

Clickable Map of Hood County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hood County, TX (43) Erath County, TX (61) Johnson County, TX (56) Palo Pinto County, TX (33) Parker County, TX (64) Somervell County, TX (30)  HoodCounty(43) Hood County (43)  ErathCounty(61) Erath County (61)  JohnsonCounty(56) Johnson County (56)  PaloPintoCounty(33) Palo Pinto County (33)  ParkerCounty(64) Parker County (64)  SomervellCounty(30) Somervell County (30)
Granbury is the county seat for Hood County
Adjacent to Hood County, Texas
      Erath County (61)  
      Johnson County (56)  
      Palo Pinto County (33)  
      Parker County (64)  
      Somervell County (30)  
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1 Texas, Hood County, Acton — 79 — Acton Cemetery
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
2 Texas, Hood County, Acton — 1945 — Former Acton Masonic Lodge Hall
Begun in 1866 and completed in 1868, this native stone structure was erected by Acton Lodge no. 285, A.F. & A.M. The top floor housed The Lodge Hall, while the lower floor was used as a schoolhouse, church, and social center. After the lodge moved . . . Map (db m188324) HM
3 Texas, Hood County, Acton — 6249 — Grave of Elizabeth Crockett
. . . Map (db m139290) HM
4 Texas, Hood County, Acton — 6256 — Three Miles South to the Grave of Elizabeth Crockett
Three miles south to the grave of Elizabeth Crockett Wife of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo Died March 2, 1860 Age 74Map (db m137839) HM
5 Texas, Hood County, Cresson — 541 — Bruce-Davis House
Alabama-born Madison Jones, who donated land in Cresson for a school and a Methodist church, had this neighborhood platted in 1889. He sold this lot to Richard Bruce (1849-1895), a stock raiser from a pioneer Johnson County family. Bruce built this . . . Map (db m188353) HM
6 Texas, Hood County, Cresson — 13144 — Cresson School
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
7 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 222 — Aston-Landers Building
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
8 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 15016 — Baker-Carmichael House
Jess Baker, prominent local businessman, banker, and member of the Texas House of Representatives, and his wife Alice built this house in 1905. Following Jess Baker's death in 1921 and Alice Baker's death in 1922, the house was purchased by Dr. Arch . . . Map (db m218065) HM
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9 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 283 — Baker-Doyle Building
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
10 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 284 — Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station
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
11 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 579 — Bush-Morgan-Cherry Building
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
12 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 6251 — City named for Texas Confederate General H.B. Granbury1831 - 1864
(Front) 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
13 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 993 — Comanche Peak
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
14 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 6259 — County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood1831 - 1879
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
15 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 12077 — Dr. William and Eunice Walker House
Known as "The Honeymoon Cottage," this house was built about 1895 for Dr. William and Eunice Fitzhugh Walker. An eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Walker also owned the Palace Drugstore in nearby Tolar. Built by local contractor E. J. . . . Map (db m218072) HM
16 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 12078 — E. A. Hannaford Building
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
17 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 1313 — E. A. Hannaford House
Built in 1881-82 by Edwin Augustus Hannaford (1841-1915), this home serves as a reflection of his high standing in the community. A native of England, Hannaford came to Granbury in 1871 and opened the town's first drugstore. He and his wife, Nettie, . . . Map (db m218078) HM
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18 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 6250 — First National Bank
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
19 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 1837 — First Presbyterian Church of Granbury
Presbyterians held services in this locality in the 1850's and organized this church in 1879, only a few years after Granbury was founded. Charter members included the Bowdens, Carmichaels, Doyles, Gastons, Greens, Kens, Lyles, Mrs. Eliza Nunn and . . . Map (db m218071) HM
20 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2229 — Gordon Home
Alonzo Peyton Gordon came to Granbury from Georgia in 1871. He taught school for a time before opening a mercantile store that grew into one of the largest in Hood County. His business was housed in a large stone building that he constructed on the . . . Map (db m218063) HM
21 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2245 — Granbury Opera House
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
22 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2246 — Granbury Railroad Depot
Representative of early 20th century rural Texas train stations, this depot was constructed in 1914. It replaced an earlier station that had been built when the railroad came to Granbury in 1887. The depot features wide overhanging eaves and a red . . . Map (db m231620) HM
23 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2375 — Hardware and Tin Shop
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
24 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2389 — Harris Building
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
25 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2412 — Haynes-Burns-Ewell Building
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
26 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 84 — Here J.A. Clark and his two sons, Addison and Randolph began a private school
Chartered in 1873 under the name Add-Ran Christian College • Removed to Waco on December 25, 1895 • Reestablished at Fort Worth in 1909 as Texas Christian UniversityMap (db m224667) HM
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27 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2552 — Hood County Courthouse
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
28 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2553 — Hood County Jailhouse
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
29 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2554 — Hood County News
Successor to "Granbury Vidette" town's first newspaper, founded 1872 by Capt. W.L. Bond and later owned by an 1882 staff recruit, A. W. Crockett (1857-1953), a grandson of the Alamo hero. J.D. Ballard in 1884 started the "Granbury News", later owned . . . Map (db m218061) HM
30 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2676 — J. F. and J. Nutt Building
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
31 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2672 — J.D. and Georgia Brown House
This house was built in 1907 by the R.B. Spencer Lumber Company for Jefferson Davis (J.D.) (1853-1908) and Georgia Brown (1857-1946). By 1881 J.D. was owner/operator of an impressive dry goods store on the town square. He became a prominent banker . . . Map (db m218076) HM
32 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 12811 — James Hogan Doyle and Mary Kate Stringfellow Doyle
A native of South Carolina, James Hogan Doyle (1846-1933) fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War, was recognized for his bravery and made his way to Texas about 1870. He settled in the Granbury area and purchased this property in town in . . . Map (db m218079) HM
33 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 17832 — Nellie Gray Robertson
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
34 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 4884 — Site of Schultz Blacksmith Shop
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
35 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 221 — The Aston House
When Hood County native Andy C. Aston (1857-1917) married young Dorothy Ficklin (1875-1961), he promised her a fine home. He had gifted designer and builder E.J. Holderness erect this ornate Queen Anne Style House in 1905. A warm-hearted person, . . . Map (db m218067) HM
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36 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 12319 — The Colony Cemetery
Residents of the community known as The Colony came to Hood County with their white southern owners as early as the 1850s. After emancipation they began to settle in this area, and many acquired land under a state law which provided settlers with . . . Map (db m212156) HM
37 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 1166 — The Daniel House
In 1867, at the age of 10, William B. Daniel (d. 1940) came to Granbury with his parents. Following his father in the grocery business, he became a leading merchant of the city. In the early 1890's he built this Victorian residence for his family. . . . Map (db m218075) HM
38 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 5331 — The Fair
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
39 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2190 — The Glenn Brothers' Building
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
40 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 2242 — The Granbury House
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
41 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 14214 — Thorp Spring CemeteryEstablished Circa 1850s
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001Map (db m224662) HM
42 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 5479 — Thrash-Landers-Hiner House
North Carolina native Patrick H. Thrash (1832-1921) moved his family to this area in 1872. Thrash, Granbury's first mayor, built a one story frame home here about 1880. Downtown saloon owner George W. Landers purchased the property in 1899, then . . . Map (db m218073) HM
43 Texas, Hood County, Granbury — 5913 — Wright-Henderson-Duncan House
The three principal owners of this home each served terms as sheriff of Hood county. A.J. Wright (1819-1889) began the limestone structure about 1873 as a one story dogtrot dwelling. James F. Henderson, who acquired the house in 1881, added the . . . Map (db m218062) HM
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Dec. 6, 2023