Hood County Courthouse

Hood County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1867
County Seat: Granbury
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin, 16′ x 16′

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1871
County Seat: Granbury
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1875
Building Materials/Description: Stone, 2-story. $10,000

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1875
County Seat: Granbury
Present Status: Gone. Demolished 1890
Building Materials/Description: Stone

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1890
County Seat: Granbury
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: Wesley Clarke Dodson
Architectural Style: Second Empire with Italianate influences
General Contractor: Moodie & Ellis
Building Materials/Description: Stone. W. C. Dodson designed the Hood County Courthouse, which was built in 1890 to 1891. The three-story limestone structure, patterned after the popular French Second Empire style, possesses a basic composition that Dodson had previously used in other courthouse designs.