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  • Rev. George B Orviss (1845 - d.)
    Rev. George B Orviss (1845 - ) In 1873, George Orviss was elected county school director in Walker County, Texas. From 1879-1888 Reverend Orviss assumed the leadership role of the First Baptist Churc...
  • Katherine Lois Gerrity (1954 - 2017)
    Katherine M. Gerrity 1954 - 2017 MANCHESTER - Katherine M. Gerrity, 62, went to be with God on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, after a long, intense battle with cancer. Katherine was born on Oct. 13, 1954, in B...
  • Ruth H Hawkins (1913 - bef.1965)
    Biography Ruth H Hawkins was born on December 30, 1913 in Texas. Ruth married Charles Gustavus Hawkins, II . She died before 1965 in Houston, Harris, Texas, US. Reference: Ancestry Genealogy...
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    Sabra Ann Gibbs (1792 - 1864)
    Biography Sabra Ann Gibbs was born in 1792 in Union District, SC, United States. Her father was Elijah Wilbourn . Sabra married Hiram Gibbs in 1809 in Union District, SC, United States. Together they...
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    Marvin Cochran Bailey (1874 - 1939)
    Biography Marvin Cochran Bailey was born on February 10, 1874 in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA. Marvin married Kate Bailey on July 24, 1907, in Lockhart, Caldwell, Texas, USA. Together they had the ...

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Initially, Walker County was named for Robert J. Walker, a legislator from Mississippi who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution to annex Texas. Walker later supported the U.S. during its Civil War and earned some enmity for it. In order to keep the county's name, the state renamed it for Samuel H. Walker (no relation), a Texas Ranger and soldier in the United States Army.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Dodge
  • Huntsville (County Seat)
  • New Waverly
  • Riverside



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