Hood County, Texas

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Hood County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, the population was 41,100. Its seat is Granbury[1]. Hood County is named for John Bell Hood, a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

Hood County is part of the Granbury, Texas, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Somervell County, as well as the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles (1,131.8 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,093.0 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38.8 km2) (3.48%) is water.

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Hood County was formed in 1866 from portions of Johnson County. It was named after John Bell Hood, a general of the Confederate Army and commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

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