Walker County



Walker County 


Walker County Courthouse

Walker County is a county located in the US state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 67,861. Its county seat is Huntsville. Initially, Walker County was named for Robert J. Walker, a legislator from Mississippi who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution to annex Texas. However, Walker later supported the Union during the Civil War; thus, in order to keep the county's name from being changed, it was renamed for Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the American Army.

James Mitchell (1795–1870) and his wife, the former Calpernia Franklin (1805–1865), came to the future Walker County under a Mexican land grant in 1833. Mitchell, who became one of the first county commissioners, established the Mitchell House and Inn on the Old San Antonio Road, also known as El Camino Real. During the 1840s, the house was a stop for weary stagecoach travelers.



Mustang Cemetery Work Party


Dennis Morris: 832-412-5242 or email rt66buffalo@juno.com
Sandie Powledge Wright: 281-351-6341

Walker County Genealogical Society

Friday & Saturday - August 5 & 6

"Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogical Weekend"

Huntsville Public Library

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the annual "Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Weekend", on Friday & Saturday, August 5th and 6th. This event is sponsored by the Walker County Genealogical Society and Huntsville Public Library. This year's topic will be "Researching Texas" with emphasis on the holdings of Texas Libraries and Archives. Speakers from throughout the State of Texas will be sharing their knowledge. This event is "FREE". Registration is required for seating availability and handouts. To register call (936) 291-5472.

Website www.wcgen.com




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