Walker County



Walker County 


Walker County Courthouse

Walker County is a county located in the US state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 67,861. 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.

James Mitchell (1795–1870) and his wife, the former Calpernia Franklin (1805–1865), came to the future Walker County under a Mexican land grant in 1833. Mitchell, who became one of the first county commissioners, established the Mitchell House and Inn on the Old San Antonio Road, also known as El Camino Real. During the 1840s, the house was a stop for weary stagecoach travelers.



Mustang Cemetery Work Party

Date: March 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

We are going to have Sausage on a stick and Hot-dogs this year. Glenn will bring his pit to cook and will eat lunch about 12:00. Please bring your Owen drinks and anything you want to add to the lunch. Please bring lawnmowers and weed-eater this year. Remember your Chairs and your ice chest.
Please let me know if you are coming so I can have a head count and please bring the kids.

Dennis Morris: 832-412-5242 or email [email protected]
Sandie Powledge Wright: 281-351-6341

Walker County Genealogical Society

Finding Our Female Ancestors

*** Library Donations ***

The Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend will be held August 4 th and 5 th , 2017 at the Huntsville Public Library. This year's event, "One-half of our Ancestors are Women: Finding our Female Ancestors” is hosted by the Walker County Genealogical Society and the Huntsville Public Library. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. both days with programs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. A light supper will be provided on Friday. A silent auction, open to the public, will be held during the weekend and will end at 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free but requires registration. Call 936-291-5471 or sign up online here.

Mail the Donor Form and your donation to WCGS - P. O. Box 1295 - Huntsville, Texas 77342-1295.

Website www.wcgen.com




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