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Welcome to Huntsville ...

The city of Huntsville is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Huntsville is located in Walker County<1> and is the County Seat for Walker County.

When the people of Huntsville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntsvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Huntsville has a population of 41,280 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Huntsville.

The community of Huntsville is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Huntsville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Huntsville lies within the (936) area code.

The ZIP codes for Huntsville: 77320, 77340-77344, 77348-77349<5>

Websites for Huntsville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.huntsville.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chamber.huntsville.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Huntsville had an population of 41,280 people. This is an increase of 7.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntsville had a population of 38,548 people (or 56.8% of the total population of Walker County). This makes Huntsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Huntsville represents 0.15% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,548 people, the population of Huntsville increased 9.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 35,078 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Huntsville.

Communities Also Named Huntsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Huntsville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Huntsville.

Communities near Huntsville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Huntsville.

  • Trinity [Trinity County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
    • Trinity [Trinity County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Huntsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<8>
  • New Waverly [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Waverly
    • New Waverly [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Huntsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Waverly<8>
  • Riverside [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Huntsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<8>
  • Oakhurst [San Jacinto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
    • Oakhurst [San Jacinto County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Huntsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakhurst<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dodge [Walker County]
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      • Dodge [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Huntsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<8>
    • Elmina [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmina
      • Elmina [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Huntsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmina
    • Goshen [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Walker County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Huntsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wesley Grove [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Grove
      • Wesley Grove [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Huntsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Grove
    • Danville [Montgomery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Montgomery County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Huntsville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Danville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Kittrell [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell [Walker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Huntsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Huntsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Huntsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Huntsville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Huntsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Huntsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntsville ...

Looking for more information about Huntsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Huntsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Huntsville.

Adding Huntsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Huntsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Huntsville was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Huntsville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Huntsville on our Genealogy Page.

The Communities of Texas

About Walker County

About Texas

The official website for Huntsville: www.ci.huntsville.tx.us/

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntsville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntsville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Huntsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Huntsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Huntsville includes: 77320, 77340, 77341, 77342, 77343, 77348 & 77349.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Huntsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Huntsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HuntsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7203, Longitude: -95.5514    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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