Texas Landmarks - Hood County

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Hood County Courthouse Photo By Wayne Moyers

Hood County - TXGenWeb County Index

Hood County, Texas
Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Tips on using this index

1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31 16 13 and 0953747W is 95 37 47 drop the leading 0 )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

4.     Note that as you move the cursor across the map that the latitude and longitude of the cursor is given in boxes on the left side of the page.

5.     Move the cursor to display the latitude and longitude you recorded in step 2, and then left click. This click will center your selected feature in the center of the map. This is the location of your selected feature. If the copied lat & long is given in decimal degrees (31.78923) select DD.DD in the coordinates box directly under the Lat & long boxes.

6.     Note that you can Zoom In or out by clicking on the Zoom + or at the bottom of the map, and that clicking on the red corner markers move the entire map.

7.     Items submitted by sources other than the USGS show approximate locations only. They have not been surveyed but usually are given to editor as verbal or written descriptions.

How to Add Landmarks or Features to These Pages or Submit Corrections.

Revised 12 June 2007

Feature Name

St

County
Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters NAME
e-mail address

Historical Markers

 

 

 

 

 

Churches, Homes, Buildings, Places, etc.

Texas Historical Comminision

Abby Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322111N
0974149W

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USGS...........................................................

Abe's Landing Ferry

TX

Hood

Historic Site
ferry

322842N
0974801W

Location of Brazos river ferry used by early settlers

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

ACTON

TX

Hood

pop place
Historical School

322648N
0974124W

Handbook of Texas Online

History

Acton School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

USGS

 

 

Acton Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322624N
0974102W

Acton Cemetery

6 miles east of Granbury, take road 168 off highway 377.

Handbook of Texas Online

Acton Masonic Lodge

TX

Hood

Historical Marker

 

Acton Masonic Lodge Hall, Former

  

Marker Location:

FM 167 Acton near south city limits

Marker Text:

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 in 1922, the vacant building fell into disrepair. Bought in 1974 by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, it was restored as the Church of the Good Shepherd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acton State Park


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

park

322619N
0974112W

The park is a small parcel of land within Acton Cemetery where Elizabeth Crockett is buried.

USGS

Add-Ran College


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

Historical College, Vanished

322826N
0974935W

 

Near Thorp Spring. Esatblished 1876. In 1890 it became Add-Ran Christian University. The College was moved to Waco, Texas and then in 1910 to Ft. Worth where it is known as Texas Christian University Also Add-Ran School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

 

Allison

TX

Hood

pop place
School

323225N
0975744W

Allison School #1 listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

USGS

Allison Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323225N
0975744W

     The Allison Cemetery is located five and one half miles northeast of Lipan on farm and market road 1189.  The main gate for the cemetery is located behind the Allison Baptist Church.  The cemetery and the church are the remnants of a once vibrant community.  Of the estimated 150 graves in the cemetery, only about one half of the inscriptions are legible.  As with many cemeteries in the area, sandstone was used for grave markers. The oldest grave sites with these markers have deteriorated with time.  Unlike other area cemeteries where markers were loose rocks picked up and put  in the ground, the markers at Allison were pieces of work crafted by local rock masons.  The soft rock did not stand the test of time.  The age of the cemetery is unknown but dates back to around 1865, from what is known about the former Allison community.  The cemetery, community, and the former Hood County school were named after the Allison family.  Only the legible markers are included in the following list of interments.
Thank, Warren Rogers
Cemetery Listing

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Warren Rogers
Lipan, Texas

Amulet Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322313N
0975329W

Also known as Powell Cemetery

Headstone Photos

USGS

Amulet School

TX

Hood

Historical School; vanished

322313N
0975329W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 school records.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Antioch Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322523N
0975754W

West of Tolar on 56 about 4 miles

USGS

Antioch School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322523N
0975754W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Arrington School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322515N
0975300W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Asbury Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322328N
0975657W

West og Tolar, go 377 about 3-4 miles to turnoff to the right
Photograph

USGS

Aston-Landers Building


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

historic building

32.44318
-97.78676

Aston-Landers Building

erected 1893 as a saloon by Andy Aston & George Landers. Here occurred a 1901 duel that badly injured a non-participating horseman on the square. Crusader Carrie Nation visited Granbury in 1905 and in 1906 voters outlawed liquor. (From Historical Marker)

 

Wayne Moyers
wmoyers@flash.net

Baker's Crossing

TX

Hood

River crossing

32.28012
-97.9217

Historic river crossing on the Paluxy river

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Bald Knob School

TX

Hood

Historical School; vanished

32.3440971
-97.7514420

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 school records.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

Baptist Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323017N
0980212W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Barnard Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322031N
0973926W

People living in the Ft. Spunkey Community used this cemetery as well the Mitchell Bend and later George's Creek Cemeteries.. The Barnard Cemetery is called Ft. Spunky Cemetery on USGS map; Nemo, TX 1961 15', quadrangle

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Barnard Knob

TX

Hood

summit

322019N
0973804W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Barnardsville School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished
Ft. Spunkey School was formerly Barnardsville School. Changed in 1886.

32.3601379
-97.6454163

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews..com

Bee Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322858N
0974625W

 

USGS

Bethel School

TX

Hood

Historical School; vanished

323106N
0980234W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 school records.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Black Ranch

TX

Hood

locale

323129N
0975348W

 

USGS

Blue Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322759N
0974923W

 

USGS

Bowden School

TX

Hood

School

 

Directions

Lance Key Lipan, TX lkey@lipan.net

Brooks Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321539N
0975343W

Land given and named for Heustice "Doc" Brooks. Out of Paluxy near county line

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
V.J. Maloney 1970 papers.

Brushy

TX

Hood

pop place

322311N
0974936W

 

USGS

Brushy Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322402N
0974919W

Also known as Rough Creek cemetery and Duckinville Cemetery

USGS

Bull Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321806N
0975825W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Buzzard Roost Community

TX

Hood

pop place

32.2798462
-97.9346771

Vanished Community. New Harmony School located here.
Do not confuse with Buzzrrd Roost Hollow in SW Hood County.

USGS
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

Buzzard Roost Hollow

TX

Hood

valley

321911N
0975801W

 

USGS

Camp Crucis

TX

Hood

locale

322737N
0974936W

 

USGS

Camp Klebit

TX

Hood

locale

322818N
0974922W

 

USGS

Camp Leonard

TX

Hood

locale

322558N
0974441W

 

USGS

Carmichael Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322303N
0974104W

 

USGS

Cedar Bluff

TX

Hood

cliff

322902N
0974526W

 

USGS

Cedar Grove Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321936N
0974422W

Also known as Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Cedar Grove Church

TX

Hood

church

321936N
0974422W

The USGS map identifies this church as Cedar Grove however the State highway signs identify this location as Nubbin Ridge Road and Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.

USGS

Center Mill

TX

Hood

pop place

323314N
0974551W

Grist Mill built by Thomas Parkinson in 1869. In about 1880 changed to ginning cotton..

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
USGS

Center Point School

TX

Hood

Historical School; vanished

 

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 school records. Click HERE for directions to site.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Chapin

TX

Hood

pop place

323216N
0974031W

 

USGS

Chapman Spring

TX

Hood

Vanished Community

32.4424324
-97.6277466

Vanished Community

Mary Kate Durham
Hood County Historian
Granbury, Texas

Chicken Gristle Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322426N
0974121W

Old historic name. Now known as Walters Bend

USGS
Jack Stout, Granbury, Texas

Cidwell Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323532N
0974739W

 

USGS

Colony Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery, black

32.42031
-97.90135

Cemetery used by nearby Colony residents, a community established by former slaves. The cemetery contains graves that date back to 1876 or earlier This cemetery also was known as Plesant Chapel (Vanished church located in Granbury), Mt.Zion (Vanished church in Colony Community), and Hightower as many Hightower family members are bured there.

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Colony Community

TX

Hood

Community, black

32.421039N
97.90144W

1870's to 1930's At one time, The Colony was home to some 400 residents, many of them former slaves. Its residents played a major role as farm laborers and as stonemasons in Hood County. However, by the end of the Great Depression in the late 1930s, most of the residents left The Colony and moved to Granbury and other area cities. More on Freed slaves who helped found The Colony Community

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Colony School


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

3242240
-97.90430

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Comanche Peak


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

summit

322238N
0974811W

.

.

Comanche Peak Information

 

Virginia Hale
Lake Jackson, TX
 

Contrary Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322432N
0974447W

_

USGS

Contrary Creek School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322523N
0975754W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323517N
0975430W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Cottonwood School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

3233o0N
0975500W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Cowan Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321701N
0975618W

Also known as Vinegar Hill Cemetery.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Cox Bend

TX

Hood

bend

321915N
0974309W

 

USGS

Craig Crossing

TX

Hood

Brazos River Crossing

 

See Mitchell Bend Crossing. Craig Crossing is correct name for what is now named Mitchell Bend Crossing

 

Vircy Macatee

Cresson

TX

Hood

pop place

323157N
0973703W

History

USGS

Cresson Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323137N
0973645W

Cemetery is actually in Johnson County - just over the county line.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Cresson School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

323157N
0973703W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Crockery Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323218N
0980204W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Crow Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323002N
0975403W

 

USGS

De Cordova Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322204N
0973846W

Article from The Texas Handbook

USGS

De Cordova Bend School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322204N
0973846W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Dripping Springs

TX

Hood

spring

323158N
0975634W

 

USGS

Dry Branch

TX

Hood

stream

321937N
0975902W

 

USGS

Dry Branch Kickapoo Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323158N
0980317W

 

USGS

Duckinville Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322404N
0974919W

Also know as Rough Creek Cemetery and Brushy Cemetery

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Dunnagan Branch

TX

Hood

stream

321726N
0975557W

 

USGS

Dunnigan Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321840N
0975832W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

East Branch Wolf Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322321N
0980014W

 

USGS

Eden Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322814N
0974535W

 

USGS

El Tesoro

TX

Hood

pop place

322333N
0973854W

 

USGS

Ellis School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

Do you know the location of this school?

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Elm Flat Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322357N
0974223W

Also known as Wells cemetery

USGS

Elm Flat School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322357N
0974223W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Elm Grove Church

TX

Hood

church

322055N
0975338W

 

USGS

Evergreen Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323149N
0980145W

Name from arbo-vitas and live oaks.

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
V.J. Maloney 1970 papers.

Fairview

TX

Hood

pop place

323053N
0974805W

 

USGS

Fairview Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323008N
0974753W

 

USGS

Fairview Church

TX

Hood

church

323040N
0974749W

 

USGS

Fairview School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

323040N
0974758W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Fall Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322505N
0974646W

 

USGS

Fall Branch School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322505N
0974646W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Fall Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322315N
0973900W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Fall Creek Cemetery


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

cemetery

322350N
0973900W

Fall Creek Cemetery Lower off 167 on right; upper, near Curtis Stewart Farm.All remains in upper cemetery have been moved to Cresson.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
V.J. Maloney 1970 papers.

Fall Creek Community

TX

Hood

pop place
School

322352N
0973904W

vanished School

USGS

Fall Creek School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322352N
0973904W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Fort Spunkey School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

32.3601379
-97.6454163

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records
Ft. Spunkey School was formerly Barnardsville School. Changed in 1886

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

Fort Spunky

TX

Hood

pop place

321931N
0973841W

History

USGS

Fort Spunky Cemeteries

TX

Hood

cemetery

322031N
0973926W

Fort Spunky cemetery is listed on USGS map, Nemo,TX 15' quadrangle, 1961. This cemetery was known as Barnard cemetery in earlier times. People in Ft. Spunky area also used used Mitchell Bend, and later George's Creek Cemeteries.

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Friendship Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322503N
0975154W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Friendship Community

TX

Hood

community

322523N
0975754W

Community

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Friendship School

TX

Hood

school

322504N
0975151W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

George's Creek

 

 

 

 

Texas Handbook Description

 

Goather grist Mill

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Vanished

321620N
0975435W

Water powered Grist Mill near Paluxy.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Gordon's Gin

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Cotton Gin, Vanished

322640N
0974710W

Location of early Cotton Gin. Between Creek and Old Jail

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Goss Hollow

TX

Hood

valley

321840N
0975703W

 

USGS

Granbury


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

pop place

322631N
0974738W


History

Photographic Tour of Granbury

 

 

Granbury Bottling Works

TX

Hood

business

32.44821
-97.78648

In Business in July 1910

Granbury Bottling Works

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322711N
0974707W

 

USGS

Granbury Church

TX

Hood

Church

32.433
-97.79

In operation in 1910
Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury Church

TX

Hood

Church

32.44234
-97.78999

In operation in 1910
"Old School" Presbyterian Church

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury College

TX

Hood

College

32.45002
-97.7854

Granbury College was first opened as a high school in September 1873 in a rock building on the SE corner of the Square. It moved to a new stone building on the hill now occupied by Granbury Cemetery and on January 8, 1887 the high school became a chartered college.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury Cotton Gin

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Cotton Gin, Vanished

322648N
0974717W

Location of early Cotton Gin. Near 521 N. Houston St., Granbury, TX

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Granbury Depot


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

RailRoad
Station

32.44785
-97.78682

Granbury Depot

The railroad came to Granbury in 1887. The original Depot was construcded of wood and burned ca 1913 and was replaced by present red brick structure. By 1973 the railroad no longer made a stop at Granbury. The building fell into disrepair and was restored by The Depot Preservation Committee. It is now home to the Hood County Genealogical Society Library and Archives

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Granbury Light Plant

TX

Hood

Historical Marker

 

Granbury Light Plant

 

Granbury Lightplant


Texas Historical Marker

TX

Hood

lightplant

32.44795
-97.78508

Photographic Tour of Historic lightplant

Wayne Moyers
wmoyers@flash.net

Granbury Municipal Airport

TX

Hood

airport

322639N
0974901W

 

USGS

Granbury
Cotton Gin

TX

Hood

Cotton Gin

32.44568
-97.79241

In Business in July 1910

North Texas Round Bale Co. Cotton Gin. - Leased from American Round Bale Press Co.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Cotton Gin

TX

Hood

Cotton Gin

32.44559
-97.75929

In Business in July 1910

Farmers Gin & Warehouse Co.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Cotton Gin

TX

Hood

Cotton Gin

32.44694
-97.78786

In Business in July 1910

N.A. Perry Gin Co.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Cotton Oil

TX

Hood

Cotton Oil

32.44568
-97.79139

In Business in July 1910

Granbury Cotton Oil Co.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Cotton Yard

TX

Hood

Cotton Yard

32.4482
-97.7859

In Business in July 1910

Alliance Cotton Yard

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Ice & Light

TX

Hood

ice & light

32.44758
-97.78404

In Business in July 1910

Frisco Ice & Light Co., Granbury, TX
Dynamo, Ice machine, ice vault & freezing tank.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Lumber

TX

Hood

business

32.44583
-97.78688

In Business in July 1910

Hood County Lumber Co., Granbury, TX

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Granbury
Mill

TX

Hood

Mill

32.4466
-97.79136

In Business in July 1910

Hood County Mill and Elevator Co., Granbury, TX

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Sanborn Map Company, Granbury, Texas July 1910

Grist Mill. A.J. Dodson

TX

Hood

Historic Site

322639N
0974721W

Location of grist mill ca 1900
Now Shanley House, 224 N Travis, Granbury, TX

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Herring Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323037N
0975035W

Named Herring because Elvine Herring first to be buried there. Sometimes cemetery called Blevins, after Uncle Ike.

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
V.J. Maloney 1970 papers.

Herring School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

323037N
0975035W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records This school later merged with Hightower School and was known as Hightower Herring School. Probably near this location.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Hightower Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery, black

32.42031
-97.90135

Now known as Colony cemetery. Cemetery used by nearby Colony residents, a community established by former slaves. The cemetery contains graves that date back to 1876 or earlier This cemetery also was known as Plesant Chapel (Vanished church located in Granbury), Mt.Zion (Vanished church in Colony Community), and Hightower as many Hightower family members are bured there.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Hightower School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

32.56482
-97.80845

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records. This school later merged with the Herring school and was known as Hightower Herring School. The consolidated school was probably located at or near the old Herring school.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Hightower Valley

TX

Hood
Parker

Valley

32.56842
-97.80845

This bend of the Brazos River is known as Hightower Valley. The northern half of the Valley is in Parker County - The Southern half in Hood County. It is named for the Hightower family that owned much of this Valley that is in Hood County.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Hill City

TX

Hood

pop place

321828N
0975054W

History

USGS

Holly Hills Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322803N
0974708W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Precision Mapping, Streets, v 3.0

Holmes Hollow

TX

Hood

valley

321713N
0975437W

 

USGS

Hood County

TX

Hood

civil

322600N
0975200W

History

 

USGS

Handbook of Texas Online

 

Horsehoe Bend Cemetery

TX

Parker

cemetery

323613N
0975139W

 

USGS

Horshoe Bend

TX

Parker

bend

323407N
0975241W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Ike Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322657N
0974049W

 

USGS

Jacobs Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323306N
0974813W

 

USGS

Jail,
Hood County

TX

Hood

jail

323306N
0974813W

Hood County Jailhouse

Second county jail. Celebrated in early local ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at a time when lawlessness was rampant.nMain building is late victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The jail front section was to have a gallows, but no hanging s have occurred here. Jail admits som 55 prisioners yearly. "Uncle Andy" Walters, a local character once locked sheriff in this jail, but left key with judge on way home. (Copied from plaque, Texas Historic Landmark, 1975)

PHOTOGRAPH

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Kickapoo Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323501N
0975332W

See Kickapoo Falls

USGS

Kickapoo Falls

TX

Hood

falls

323243N
0975915W

Kickapoo Creek and Water Falls

The early settlers of Hood County designated the name 'Kickapoo' to a creek that meanders the landscape of the Lipan area. Three miles northeast of Lipan a beautiful water falls runs most of the year on Kickapoo Creek, thus the name Kickapoo Falls was adapted. There are verbal records that can be substantiated, dating back to 1859, that claim the early settlers named the creek and the water falls after the Kickapoo Indians. Modern scholarship on the Kickapoo Indians is very sketchy. What is known for sure is the Kickapoo Indians were recognized as citizens of Spain in 1765 and given land grants in parts of Mexico that later became Texas. The Kickapoo Indians are still in other parts of Texas.

In July of 1859, my great, great, great, Grandfather, Malachi Gregory purchased the land known as Kickapoo Falls from the State of Texas, making him the original recorded land owner. His brother, Absalom Gregory, purchased the adjoining property. Malachi was a mule skinner, meaning he drove a team of mules. His primary freight was animal hides from the cattle and buffalo trails of West Texas. It is recorded in the Hood County archives that Malachi paid taxes on animal skins. Malachi died and was buried along the trail somewhere near Dallas around 1890.

Malachi's daughter, Ida Gregory, married Neal Tolbert from the Lipan area and the property passed to the Tolbert family then to the E. J. Seymour family of Lipan.

Today Kickapoo Falls retains a rustic beauty that has not been disturbed by modernity. There is a current movement to make the area a park.
Thanks, Warren Rogers

USGS


Warren Rogers
Lipan, Texas

Killing Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323310N
0975759W

 

USGS

KPAR-AM (Granbury)

TX

Hood

tower

322743N
0974719W

 

USGS

Kristenstad

TX

Hood

Vanished
Historical
Community

322125N
0973920W

HISTORY

In the 1920's John Kristensed established a community on what is now DeCardova Bend (Pecan Plantation). The community dispersed in 1943-44. Kristenstad is twelve miles southeast of Granbury in southeastern Hood County. It was established by John B. Kristenstad about 1915 as a Norwegian settlement in the De Cordova Bend of the Brazos River. Though a post office operated there from 1928 until sometime after 1930, the community remained largely undeveloped. Twenty persons lived in Kristenstad in 1936. In 1990 it had a few houses and a cemetery.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Virginia Hale, virginia@computron.net

Kristenstad Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322125N
0973920W

 

USGS

Lake Granbury

TX

Hood

reservoir

322225N
0974115W

 

USGS

Lambert Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322621N
0974634W

 

USGS

Landers' Ferry Crossing

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Ferry

322837N
0974525W

Location of Brazos river ferry used by early settlers

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Lick Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322717N
0974054W

 

USGS

Lipan

TX

Hood

pop place

323106N
0980244W

History

USGS

Lipan School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

323106N
0980244W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Little Fall Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322715N
0973721W

 

USGS

Lollar Branch

TX

Hood

stream

321955N
0974842W

 

USGS

Lollar Branch School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322030N
0975010W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Long Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323127N
0974951W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Long Creek Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323300N
0974431W

 

USGS

Lookout Point

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Vanished

322600N
0975800W

Battle of Lookout Point (or Battle of "The Point of the Timbers")
"They, upon consultation, determined that it was probable that the party of Indians, after raiding the settlements below and gathering up all the horses they could, would then return toward the latter part of the night along the divide between the heads of Squaw and Robinson Creek. Here was a place where the timber land of Squaw Creek and Paluxy jutted out into the prairie, where the dividing ridge of prairie was narrow and known for a long while as a point of rendezvous for intercepting outgoing parties of Indians."

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
"Hood County History" by T.T. Ewell, page 103

Lusk Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322510N
0974043W

 

USGS

Mambrino

TX

Hood

pop place

322227N
0974441W

. Mambrino, eight miles southeast of Granbury in south central Hood County, was probably established around 1900. The farming community had ten residents by the mid-1930s, and by the middle of the next decade it had a population of twenty-five and one business. Mambrino did not report population statistics during the 1950s and 1960s. From the mid-1970s through 1990 it reported a population of seventy-four.

Mambrino was known as Shady Grove before the post office was established..

USGS

Mambrino Cemeteries

TX

Hood

cemeteries

321936N
0974422W

Mambrino did not have a cemetery in the community. People used Mitchell Bend, Nubbin Ridge or Elm Flat cemeteries.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Vircenoy B. Macatee
Granbury, Texas

Mambrino School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322227N
0974441W

The Mambrino Community did not begin to develop until the early settlers began moving north from Mitchell Bend and coming across the river from Fall Creek and Cleburne about 1906 or 1907. Most of the early settlers who started the village came from Mitchell Bend. The Mambrino School was first built in about 1908.

Vircey Mcatee

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Marling Crossing

TX

Hood

Brazos River Crossing

 

See Mitchell bend crossing - The Marlingis about 1 mile upstream from Mitchell crossing.

 

Vircy Macatee

Martin Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323303N
0974519W

 

USGS

Martin Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322922N
0975853W

The road leading to the Martin Cemetery is located 4.7 miles from the Lipan City limit on farm and market road 4, between Lipan and Granbury. The cemetery is located on what is now the Diamond A ranch, approximately 2 miles down a gravel road. Although it appears to be a common ranch road, the gravel road is actually a county road and was once the main artery of traffic from the Weatherford area to Tolar. Now there are several ranches with gates and locks across the road in different locations. The cemetery is remote and secluded, but well maintained. Robinson Creek is a short distance from the burial site. It was at this crossing on Robinson Creek that many of the original settlers of Hood County, camped, watered their livestock, and rested from their journey. The age of the cemetery is unknown, as with many Hood County cemeteries. This is also the location for the former Bethel School. Part of the old concrete water fountain still remains. The property was originally donated by the Millington family of Lipan, but the cemetery was already in existence. The casual observer can see how the cemetery developed by the progressive quality of the grave markers. Located in the southeastern corner of the cemetery are the oldest graves. Local residents many years ago identified the large group of stone markers as the burial ground for Indians who were killed in the many battles fought in this area. One of the oldest readable markers has a burial date of 1873, but there are a great many markers behind that particular tombstone with inscriptions that are not legible. Buried in the cemetery are the Hood County descendants of the Martin family. It was this family that that gave the cemetery the Martin name. Thank you, Warren Rogers
CEMETERY LISTING

USGS


Warren Rogers, Lipan, Texas.

Marvin Chapel School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

 

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Massey, William

TX

Hood

early settler

32.3965683
-97.6517410

William Massey settled in this area 1859-60

Kenneth Massey. greatgrandson
Action, Texas

McCarthy Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322553N
0974140W

 

USGS

McCuan Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323231N
0974921W

 

USGS

McElroy Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322535N
0975556W

Also known as Stroud's Creek Cemetery

USGS

McWhorter's Grist Mill

TX

Hood

grist mill

32.3965683
-97.6517410

D.P McWhorter's water wheel grist mill

Kenneth Massey
Action, Texas

Mill Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323309N
0974429W

 

USGS

Miller Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323012N
0974450W

Also known as Waples Cemetery

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Milliken Bluff

TX

Hood

cliff

323701N
0975224W

 

USGS

Millington Ranch Graves

TX

Hood

Graves

 

Martin - Millington

 

Mitchell Bend

TX

Hood

Bend

321812N
0974007W

Brazos River Bend, earlier known as Tankersley or Craig Bend

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Mitchell Bend Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321905N
0974139W

Mitchell Bend Cemetery Historical Marker

Virginia Hale
Lake Jackson, TX
USGS
 

Mitchell Bend Crossing

TX

Hood

Brazos river Crossing

321812N
0974007W

Brazos River Crossing used by residents of Fort Spunkey and George' Creek area. Was historically known as Craig crossing prior to modern USGS Maps. .

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Vircy Macatee, Granbury, Texas

Mitchell Bend School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322523N
0975754W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records.
This school could be located across Hood County line in Somervell County. Mitchell Bend School - is correct that it was used in 1886 - 1887. There were two schools. In the late 1890's or early 1900's they moved the school about 1 mile north. I do not know how long it was used. In the late 1920's the children in the Bend could not go to school unless they were taken and left with some family near the school.

In my particular case, I started to school in October after I was 5 in September (late 1920's). We lived in the toe end of the Bend. I was taken across the river and left with an aunt and grandmother at George's Creek and went to school at the Alta Vista school which served the George's Creek and Cox Bend communities. (Just a little bit of extra history to shows what a sacrifice getting an education was). Vircy Macatee

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322159N
0975208W

 AKA Colony or Hightower Cemetery

USGS

Mt. Zion Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery, black

32.42031
-97.90135

Now known as Colony Cemetery. Cemetery used by nearby Colony residents, a community established by former slaves. The cemetery contains graves that date back to 1876 or earlier This cemetery also was known as Plesant Chapel (Vanished church located in Granbury), Mt.Zion (Vanished church in Colony Community), and Hightower as many Hightower family members are bured there.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Mt. Zion School
Colored

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

324545N
09754646W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Mule Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322904N
0975850W

 

USGS

Nassau Bay Airport

TX

Hood

airport

322510N
0974246W

 

USGS

Neri

TX

Hood

pop place

322149N
0974629W

 

USGS

Neri School

TX

Hood

school

322147N
0974712W

 

USGS

New Harmony School

TX

Hood

school

32.2798462
-97.9346771

Vanished School located at Buzzard Roost.

USGS
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

New Hope School

TX

Hood

school
Vanished

32.2798462
-97.9346771

School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records TD

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

Nolan Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322831N
0974407W

 

USGS

Paluxy

TX

Hood

pop place

321614N
0975426W

History

USGS

Paluxy School

TX

Hood

school

321614N
0975426W

Historical School, Vanished

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Panter Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322024N
0974948W

 

USGS

Panter Branch Hall

TX

Hood

locale

322042N
0975325W

 

USGS

Painter Grave

TX

Hood

Grave

32.2872
-97.9424133

Mother Painter & Baby
Private Land

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com


Mary Kate Durham
Hood County Historian
Granbury, Texas

Pecan Plantation Airport

TX

Hood

airport

322114N
0974035W

 

USGS

Peveler Valley

TX

Hood

bend

322940N
0974915W

 

USGS

Peveler Valley

TX

Hood

bend

323052N
0974934W

 

USGS

Pinson crossing

TX

Hood

crossing

322940N
0974915W

Brazos river crossing. named for Pinson brothers who lived on east side of river in late 1800's.

Mary Kate Durham
Hood County Historian
Granbury, Texas

Plesant Chapel Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery, black

32.42031
-97.90135

Now known as Colony Cemetery. Cemetery used by nearby Colony residents, a community established by former slaves. The cemetery contains graves that date back to 1876 or earlier This cemetery also was known as Plesant Chapel (Vanished church located in Granbury), Mt.Zion (Vanished church in Colony Community), and Hightower as many Hightower family members are bured there.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Point of the Timbers

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Vanished

322600N
0975800W

Battle of Lookout Point (or Battle of "The Point of the Timbers")
"They, upon consultation, determined that it was probable that the party of Indians, after raiding the settlements below and gathering up all the horses they could, would then return toward the latter part of the night along the divide between the heads of Squaw and Robinson Creek. Here was a place where the timber land of Squaw Creek and Paluxy jutted out into the prairie, where the dividing ridge of prairie was narrow and known for a long while as a point of rendezvous for intercepting outgoing parties of Indians."

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Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
"Hood County History" by T.T. Ewell, page 103

Pony Creek

TX

Hood

stream

321537N
0975405W

Texas Handbook Description

USGS

Powell Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322313N
0975329W

Also known as Amulet Cemetery

USGS

Prairie Creek Church

TX

Hood

church

321854N
0975220W

Texas Handbook Description

Prairie Creek Church

TX

Hood

school

321854N
0975220W

Historical School, vanished.

USGS
Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Pulltight

TX

Hood

pop place

321614N
0975426W

Pulltight name was changed to Paluxy.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
USGS

Red Bank Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323346N
0975233W

 

USGS

Reunion Grounds

TX

Hood

Historic Site

322704N
0974641W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Precision Mapping, Streets, v 3.0

Robinson Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323014N
0974956W

Texas Handbook Description 

 

USGS

Rock Church

TX

Hood

church

321801N
0975728W

History

USGS

Rock Church Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321757N
0975733W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Precision mapping, Streets, V 3.0

Rocky Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322342N
0973902W

 

 

Rocky Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323241N
0975906W

 

USGS

Rough Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322510N
0974656W

 

USGS

Rough Creek Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322404N
0974919W

Also known as Brushy or Duckinville

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Rough Creek School

TX

Hood

Historic School; Vanished

322400N
0975754W

Historic School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Rucker Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322659N
0974550W

 

USGS

Rylee's Ferry Landing

TX

Hood

Historic Site

322823N
0974618W

Location of early ferry landing

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Rylee's Ferry Master's Cabin

TX

Hood

Historic Site

322819N
0974618W

Location of early family dwelling built for Ferry Master

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Rylee's Rock House

TX

Hood

Historic Site

322622N
0974558W

Location of early family dwelling built by owner of Rylee's Ferry. Mr. Rylee first crossed the river here in 1854-56.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Shady Grove

TX

Hood

pop place
vanished

322227N
0974441W

Shady Grove was renamed Mambrino when the post office was established..

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
USGS

Shady Grove School

TX

Hood

Historical School
vanished

32.3464737
-97.7232056

Shady Grove School was located about 2.5 miles SW of present Mambrino Community...

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
USGS
Mark Kate Durham
Hood County Historian

South Fork Strouds Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322724N
0974945W

 

USGS

Squaw Creek

 

 

 

 

Texas Handbook Description

 

Star Hollow Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322912N
0975625W

 Star Hollow Creek is a tributary of Robinson Creek.

USGS

Starve Out Branch

TX

Hood

stream

321631N
0975429W

 

USGS

Station Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322505N
0973800W

 

USGS

Station Branch Community

TX

Hood

pop place

322505N
0973800W

Vanished Community

Mary Kate Durham
Hood County Historian
Granbury, Texas

Stockton Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322846N
0974551W

 

USGS

Stockton Bend Crossing

TX

Hood

Historic Site
River Crossing

322844N
0974530W

Location of Brazos river Crossing used by early settlers

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com
Mary Kate Durham, Granbury, Texas

Strouds Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322852N
0974816W

 

USGS

Strouds Creek Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322535N
0975556W

Also known as McElroy cemetery

USGS

Tankersley Bend

TX

Hood

Bend

321812N
0974007W

Brazos River Bend, later known as Mitchell Bend

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Temple Hall Church

TX

Hood

church

323256N
0974518W

 

USGS

Thompson Mountain

TX

Hood

summit

322925N
0974932W

 

USGS

Thorp Spring

TX

Hood

pop place

322826N
0974935W

History

USGS

Thorp Spring Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322756N
0974936W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Thorp Spring Christian College

TX

Hood

Historical College, Vanished

322826N
0974935W

Opened Sept. 14, 1910 on the site of Add-Ran College. The college moved to Terrell at the end of 1930 session.

History

PHOTOS

Tolar

TX

Hood

pop place
Vanished school

322320N
0975513W

History

School listed in 1886-1889 Hood County School Records

USGS

Tolar Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322244N
0975451W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Hood

stream

323331N
0974749W

 

USGS

Orum Grave

TX

Hood

cemetery

322013N
0975903W

This cemetery is located on private land alongside a private road about 300 feet SW of the intersection of the private road and the county road. This intersection is about 110 feet S of the railroad crossing the xcounty road.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Vinegar Hill Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321701N
0975618W

Also known as Cowan Cemetery.
It is located about 0.75 miles down a private road from a county road. The cemetery is 400 feet SE of the road. There is another smaller cemetery, unknown, about 300 feet further south from the Vinegar Hill cemetery.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Walnut Creek

TX

Hood

stream

322447N
0974124W

 

USGS

Walters Bend

TX

Hood

bend

322426N
0974121W

Also known as Chicken Gristle Bend in early times.

USGS

Waples

TX

Hood

pop place

322901N
0974312W

History

USGS

Waples Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

323012N
0974450W

Also known as Miller Cemetery

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Waters Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323357N
0975638W

 

USGS

Weaver Branch

TX

Hood

stream

323125N
0980205W

 

USGS

Wells Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322357N
0974223W

Also known as Elm flat Cemetery

USGS

Windmill Hollow

TX

Hood

valley

322048N
0975827W

 

USGS

Wolf Gin

TX

Hood

Historic Site
Vanished

323156N
0973722W

W.W. Wolf Cotton Gin located near Cresson on a creek west of present school.

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Wood Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

321840N
0975832W

Also known as Dunnigan cemetery

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

Wright Branch

TX

Hood

stream

322359N
0973825W

 

USGS

Wylie Cemetery

TX

Hood

cemetery

322744N
0974941W

 

Hood County Genealogical Society
ancestor@hcnews.com

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23 April 2007