- Existence: 1808 - 1840
Washington Hood (1808-1840), a cartographer and surveyor, was the son of John and Elizabeth Hood of Philadelphia. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1827 and served in the Corps of Engineers and the Corps of Topographical Engineers from 1829 until he became ill on an expedition in 1839. He died in 1840 at the age of 31. Among Hood's most frequently-cited surveys and maps are those of Indian territories west of the Mississipi, and of the border region between Ohio and Michigan.