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 -
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.