Granbury is the home of Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell, who assumed the position in a special election in June 2010. Birdwell is a survivor of the attack on The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on September 11, 2001. Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David (Davy) Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received land grants. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County. Granbury is a city in Hood County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,718. It is the county seat of Hood County and the principal city of the Micropolitan Statistical Area.