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.