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Walker County

Walker County is named for Samuel Hamilton Walker, who was a Texas Ranger and a soldier in the Mexican-American War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Madison County and Houston County

E – Trinity County and San Jacinto County

S – Montgomery County

W – Grimes County

 

Created:  April 6, 1846                            Map of Texas highlighting Walker County

County Seat: 

Huntsville  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Huntsville  

 

Location:  1100 University Avenue / 11th Street

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joiner, Coburn & King

Contractor:  Wyatt C Hedrick Engineering Corporation and Spaw-Glass, Inc

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story story buff colored brick, concrete and steel structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and sits on a rise with steps to the first story. The east front and each side has a large porch with four brick pillars and balcony on the second story. The green colored roof is hipped.

 

See:  The architect, Wyatt C Hedrick of Fort Worth also designed courthouses in Austin CountyBrazoria CountyCoke CountyComanche County, Kaufman CountyKent County, Motley County and Yoakum County.

 

Note:  Courthouses were built in 1848, 1853 and 1861, The previous courthouse was designed by Eugene T Heiner and constructed by D N Darling in 1888. The building was destroyed by fire in 1968.

 

County Annex – Huntsville  

 

 

Location:  1301 Sam Houston Avenue / 13th Street

Built:  1992 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jack Cumpton

Contractor:  Collier Construction

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story gray colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a small overhang over the central entrance. White colored pilasters run across the front. The flat roof overhangs the building.

 

 

County Courthouse – Huntsville  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – Huntsville  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014