Hood County (Granbury)

                            Trey Wilson Attorney                         

Architect: W.C. Dodson.

Year Built: 1890.

The Hood County Courthouse is located in he charming city of Granbury, Texas. Granbury is filled with a rich historical tradition…some of which may not be true.

The Hood County Courthouse Historical Marker contains the following text:

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 station. It was succeeded by 3 stone structures. Contractors Moodie and Ellis and Architect W.C. Dodson built this native stone edifice. The clock tower, added after completion, was reinforced with steel in 1969.

Hood County was based for John Bell Hood. A marker to him on the Courthouse grounds states:

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 by the State of Texas 1963.

Architect Wesley Clark Dodson designed several Texas courthouses (some links to TexasEscapes.com):