|Walker County Texas Cities/Towns - Huntsville (County Seat), New Waverly
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Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The 2016 Census estimate placed the county's population at 71,484. Its county seat is Huntsville.
Initially, Walker County was named for Robert J. Walker, a legislator from Mississippi who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution to annex Texas. However, Walker later supported the Union during the Civil War; thus, in order to keep the county's name from being changed, it was renamed for Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the American Army.