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Walker County Texas

image WALKER COUNTY. Walker County (J-20) is in southeast Texas. The center of the county is at 30°47' north latitude and 95°33' west longitude. Huntsville, the county seat, is near the center of the county sixty miles north of Houston. 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. 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. Elevations in the county range from 140 to 404 feet above sea level. The land is well watered, receiving forty-six inches of rain each year, and is drained by two major rivers....<<Read more>>

Walker Co. Genealogical Society

http://www.wcgen.com

info@wcgen.com

Sissy Johnson -- President

P  O Box 1295
Huntsville, Texas 77342-1295

 

 

 

Montgomery Co. Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.

Grimes and Walker Counties were once part of Montgomery County. Other adjustments were made to county boundaries when Madison, Trinity, and San Jacinto Counties were organized.

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emeryheuermann@charter.net

Melinda Cagle -- Editor

PO Box 867
Conroe, TX 77305