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HOOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Granbury, Texas
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Hood County Courthouse, Granbury, Texas
Hood County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008

Hood County Courthouse - Granbury, Texas

Date - 1890
Architect - W.C. Dodson
Style - Second Empire

The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.

Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson - whose influence can be seen on the Parker County courthouse in Weatherford.
Historical Marker Text:

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 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.
1970

Hood County Courthouse vintage photo
Hood County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
Hood County Courthouse, Granbury, Texas
Southeast corner of the Hood County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County courthouse clock  tower
Hood County Courthouse tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2006
Hood County Courthouse details, Granbury, Texas
Hood County Courthouse southeast corner
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County Courthouse entrance, Granbury, Texas
Courthouse front entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County Courthouse East Entrance
Hood County Courthouse East Entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County Courthouse staircase
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County Courthouse stairwell
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Granbury TX - Hood County Courthouse courtroom
Hood County Courthouse district courtroom was restored to its original two-story height and configuration.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2012
Hood County Courthouse courtroom
The courtroom before restoration.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Photographer's Note: "A grant of five million dollars was awarded to Hood County in January of 2008 for the interior restoration of the courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County courthouse oil painting
"This oil painting of the Hood County courthouse by artist Marjorie Ross is hanging in the county judge's office."
- Terry Jeanson, February, 2008
Hood County Courthouse
Hood County Courthouse in 2001
Photo courtesy Lou Ann Herda
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