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Hood County, Texas

Hood County features hilly topography broken by the Paluxy and Brazos rivers with sandy loam soils. It contains Lake Granbury and Squaw Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of tourism, nuclear power plant, and commuters to Dallas Fort Worth.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.5M
Lowest Price $310K
Highest Price $31M
Total Listings 50
Avg. Price/SQFT $838

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Where is Hood County, Texas?

  • Hood County embraces 425 square miles of the north central plains of Texas. Granbury, the county seat, is forty-one miles southwest of Fort Worth on U.S. Highway 377. The county's center point is at 32°27' north latitude and 97°47' west longitude. The county is crossed by State Highway 144, U.S. Highway 377, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The county is part of the Western Cross Timbers. Its elevations range from 600 to 1,000 feet.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,182. Its county seat is Granbury. The 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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area and the Granbury micropolitan area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Parker County (north)
  • Johnson County (east)
  • Somervell County (south)
  • Erath County (west)
  • Palo Pinto County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Hood County

  • Lake Granbury is a North Texas reservoir near Granbury, Texas. It was created in 1969 and is one of three lakes damming the Brazos River. Lake Granbury is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam and is a long, narrow lake, encompassed by 103 miles (221 km) of shoreline. The lake is controlled by the Brazos River Authority in Granbury. Grab your pole and go fishing at one of the many public fishing piers or pitch a tent at one of the many camping areas. Make it a lake day on a boat, kayak, jet ski or paddleboard!

  • Lake Granbury has its own sandy beach at the City Beach Park which is perfect for swimming and picnicking. The beach park includes public restrooms, a spray park, SUP/volleyball/bicycle concessionaire, kayak rentals in the summer, and picnic pavilions available on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, the beach is a great place to access our boardwalk. As well, it is within walking distance to our historic downtown square where there are many places to eat and shop when you need a break from the sun.
  • Visit the Historic Granbury Square and explore boutique shopping, live entertainment, dining, year-round art, and heritage festivals nestled amid historic architecture. In the Texas plains and lakes region 65 miles outside of Dallas, the charming town of Granbury makes frequent appearances on best small towns lists.

Farming and Ranching in Hood County 

  • The vegetation features bluestems, Indian grass, and gramas, mesquite, oaks, and junipers. About 31 to 40 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. Hood County's primary resources include limestone, industrial sand, and oil and gas. The average annual precipitation is thirty inches, and the average temperature ranges from a low of 34° F in January to a high of 96° in July. The growing season averages 232 days.
  • In the early twenty-first century tourism and the Comanche Peak nuclear plant were key elements of the local economy; many residents commuted to work in Fort Worth. In 2002 the county had 935 farms and ranches covering 202,131 acres, 55 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 38 percent to crops, and 14 percent to woodlands. In that year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $21,729,000; livestock sales accounted for $17,606,000 of the total. Beef cattle, nursery crops, hay, turf, pecans, and peanuts were the chief agricultural products.

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