Welcome to Walker County

Located in SE Texas, Walker County is the 51st largest county in Texas with a population of 64,119. We are home to the cities of Huntsville, New Waverly and Riverside and Sam Houston State University. The area was originally named for Robert J. Walker of Mississippi, who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution for the annexation of Texas; because he was a
Unionist during the Civil War, however, in 1863 the state legislature
changed the honoree to Samuel H. Walker.

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About Walker County

Walker County encompasses 801 square miles of rolling hills and open prairies in the Piney Woods vegetation area; around 70 percent of the county is blanketed by forests of loblolly, short-leaf and long-leaf pine, and hardwoods. The area rests at the extreme western end of the Coastal Plain region. The Cenis Indians were among the earliest known residents of the area that is now Walker County. They lived between the Trinity and the San Jacinto rivers, where they raised corn crops which they traded with western Indians for horses, hides, and Spanish goods. The Cenis were wiped out in 1780 by invading tribes that had been driven from their own ancestral homes along the Mississippi River by American expansion.

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Huntsville ISD

All students thrive as lifelong learners and global citizens prepared for the futures they create. The mission of Huntsville Independent School District is to establish a partnership with students, parents and the community to provide an equitable education system characterized by a safe environment and academic excellence to empower all students with knowledge, competencies, and personal qualities to live and work successfully as lifelong learners and responsible citizens with a global perspective. 

Huntsville ISD

Chamber of Commerce

The Huntsville Walker County Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1934 to improve the business climate in Huntsville and the surrounding areas. It is a volunteer-driven organization that unites business and professional leaders in the area to expand the economy. The chamber provides a venue through which members and volunteers can get involved and accomplish collectively what no one business could do alone. Today, we are a community organization working to recognize the factors which affect our community and adjust our programs accordingly. We focus on issues affecting the cities throughout Walker County.

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