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The seat of Walker County, Huntsville is located due north of Houston on I-45 and Hwys 19 and 30, just north of the Sam Houston National Forest.

The city of over 35,000 calls itself The Home of Sam Houston. The homes of Sam Houston and John W. Thomason, Jr., are both on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Houston law office has also been preserved. Other tourist attractions include the nearby Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest. The Texas Prison Rodeo, formerly held each Sunday in October, was discontinued after the 1986 season.

Sam Houston Folk Festival |
Golf Waterwood National Resort & Golf Course |
History Oakwood Cemetery |

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