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Huntsville is a small city of almost 40,000 (up 10% since 2000) located along Interstate 45/US Highway 190 in the Piney Woods part of East Texas. The settlement of Huntsville began in 1836 when Ephraim Gray and his wife started a trading post here. Gray named the town after his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. A short time later another famous Texan, Sam Houston, came to town. Huntsville is the county seat of Walker County. Walker County was initially named after Robert J. Walker the Mississippi legislator who introduced the bill to annex Texas; but was changed after Walker supported the Union during the Civil War. After that Walker County was named after Walker, Texas Ranger (no not Chuck Norris, but Samuel H. Walker).
There are several museums in Huntsville ranging from veterans to prisons to Sam Houston and the arts.
As you zip along Interstate 45, it is hard to miss the 70 foot statue of Sam Houston on a 10 foot pedestal.
- In a nutshell:Interesting Town With Lots to See; Friendly People
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