"Huntsville, Texas: Home of Sam Houston" Top 5 Page for this destination Huntsville by Stephen-KarenConn
Huntsville Travel Guide: 90 reviews and 239 photos
Founded in 1835 by Pleasant Gray, the town of Huntsville grew quickly, with prominent settlers moving here from Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia. From the city's inception, it was considered to be the center of education and law, and was the home of many military leaders, including Sam Houston, during the years of the Republic of Texas.
Today, Huntsville is still home to prominent state institutions, while maintaining its small town charm. Huntsville is 73 miles north of Houston and 176 miles south of Dallas, along I-45.
Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University is one of the oldest schools in Texas. The 272 acre main campus is near... more travel advice
Huntsville is home of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There are 8 prison units in the Huntsville vicinity. A... more travel advice
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