Walker County Courthouse
Huntsville, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1970
Architect - Joiner, Coburn, & King
Photos: Robert Deering 1/29/2004
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1846

COUNTY NAMED FOR: 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; however, because he was a Unionist during the Civil War, the state legislature changed the honoree to Samuel H. Walker in 1863.Texas Ranger and Mexican War veteran.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Huntsville

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Huntsville, Alabama, former home of the Ephraim Gray family.

COURTHOUSES: Four - 1848, 1852, 1888, and 1970.

STANDING:  One - 1970 courthouse built of brick and steel.

 
 
 
1888 Courthouse
 
 
1970 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Huntsville, Texas
Photo: Robert Deering 1/29/2004

 
Former 1931 Post Office in Huntsville