Walker County is named for Samuel Hamilton Walker, who was a Texas Ranger and a soldier in the Mexican-American War.
Created: April 6, 1846
Huntsville 1846 – present
County Courthouse – Huntsville
Location: 1100 University Avenue / 11th Street
Built: 1969 – 1970
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.
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
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.
W – Grimes County
Photos taken 2014