Living In Huntsville In Texas

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Huntsville, Texas

Living In Huntsville In Texas

Huntsville is a town that has something everyone. It is the county seat of Walker County, and the home of the Walker County Fairgrounds. Texas State Penitentiary is located in Huntsville. It is the home of Sam Houston State University. Located just south of Huntsville is the Sam Houston Visitors Center and Statue.

Huntsville is located approximately 70 miles north of Houston and 171 miles south east of Dallas. It is surrounded by forests, several lakes, and ranch land.

Huntsville is one of the larger towns around the Lake Livingston area. Downtown is home to antique stores, galleries, shops and museums.

If you like museums, you can visit the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex, Texas Prison Museum, Gibbs-Powell Home Museum, and H.E.A.R.T.S. Veteran Museum.

With over 30 places to eat, you will never go hungry. It has several department stores including Baskin's, Beals, JC Penny's, Sears and Walmart. If you need a place to stay, Huntsville has 9 hotels, and 9 bed and breakfast.

Huntsville State Park is 2000 acres that adjoins the Sam Houston National Forest. You can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and nature viewing. If you are interested in diving, you can dive at the Blue Lagoon Dive Center.

According to the 2000 census the population of Huntsville is 35,078.

Texas greatest hero, General Sam Houston lived in Huntsville and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Each year visitors come to Huntsville to visit the monument, and pay respects to his grave. You can also visit the Sam Houston Visitors Center and Statue located just south of Huntsville.

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled each year. The university offers 84 undergraduate degree programs, 57 masters' programs, and doctoral programs in Criminal Justice, Educational Leadership, and Forensic Psychology.