Huntsville, Texas

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Food & Drink

1836 Steakhouse
2641 11th St. • 936-755-8150

19th Hole at Raven Nest
457 IH 45 S • 936-294-1914

7 Leguas Mexican Grill
2050 11th St. • 936-755-6020

Adventures Bar & Grill
2615-C Montgomery Rd. • 936-767-0534

Arnaud’s
2615 Montgomery Rd. • 936-293-1339

Bahama Bucks
193 I-45 South #F • 936-439-6766

Baking Sweet Memories
1114 10th St. • 936-755-8175

Bandera Grill
102 IH-45 N • 936-291-9830

Bennie J’s
621 9th St. • 936-439-9559

Best Catch Fish & Seafood
1798 Hwy 30 East • 936-291-2511

BK Shaved Ice
618 IH-45 South #C • 936-443-6330

Cafe Texan
1120 Sam Houston Ave • 936-295-2381

Carbonero Chicken & Steak
1524 11th St. • 936-294-0078

China House Restaurant
2105 San Houston Ave. • 936-291-1830

Chinese Wok
2806 San Houston Ave. • 936-438-8887

Church BBQ
2601 Montgomery Rd. • 936-294-0884

City Hall Cafe & Pie Bar
1421 Sam Houston Ave. • 936-439-6113

Cloud 9
1212 University Ave. • 936-295-0750

Costa Del Sol
505 11th St #A • 936-438-4138

Donut Wheel
1223 Sam Houston Ave. • 936-291-0892

Double Dave’s Pizza
3011 HWY 30 West Suite 205 • 936-291-3283

El Gordo Taqueria
611 11th St. • 936-295-8226

Farmhouse Cafe
1004 14th St. • 936-435-1450

Farmhouse Sweets & Eats
1112 11th St. • 936-291-6988

Fiesta Taqueria
1102 HWY 190 • 936-294-0568

Five Loaves Deli
1329 University Ave. • 936-439-9400

Floyd’s on 14th
1221 14th St. • 936-438-3722

Grand Buffet
111 I-45 S • 936-293-8838

Great American Cookie & Marble Slab
255 S I-45 #S • 936-439-9808

Honey’s Coffee & Biscuit
2615 Montgomery Rd. • 281-723-6852

Humphrey’s
1930 Sam Houston Ave. • 936-295-2173

Insomnia Cookies
2100 Sam Houston Cr #B • 256-666-2581

Kioku Asian Bistro
245 I-45 South #A • 936-295-3377

Lone Star BBQ
1215 Ave Q • 936-689-1337

Los Pericos Mexican
1548 11th St. • 936-295-8131

Lucky Steak & Seafood
625 I-45 • 936-438-8046

Luigi’s Italian Grill
1502 Sam Houston Ave. • 936-439-6758

Mama Juanita’s
154 I-45 • 936-439-5219

Margarita’s Mexican
630 I-45 S • 936-293-8966

Mayflower Bakery
1306 Sam Houston Ave #B • 936-295-0372

McKenzie’s BBQ & Burgers
1548 11th St. • 936-291-7347

Mr. Hamburger
710 11th St. • 936-291-0571

Patio Cafe
1115 University Ave. • 936-439-6620

Pinky’s Down Home Cooking
113 HWY 30 East • 936-355-6109

Pizza Pyros
2020 Sam Houston Ave. • 936-207-7915

Potato Shack
1229 Josey St. • 936-291-7783

Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
3011 HWY 30 W. • 936-438-8284

Shoguns Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
139 I-45 North • 936-828-9635

Silver Spoon Cafe
2615-C Montgomery Rd. • 512-924-7001

Shop

McAdams Dry Goods
1113 University Ave.

Past Meets Present
1116 Sam Houston Ave.

You & Me Fashions
1016 12th St.

Bluebonnet Square Antiques
1110 11th St.

Timeless Treasures
1102 11th St.

Sam Houston Antique Mall
1210 Sam Houston Ave.

River Country Antiques
1018 11th St.

Uptown Vintage
1215 Sam Houston Ave.

Tickled Pink
1027 Sam Houston Ave.

Places / Events / Things To Do

The Blue Lagoon/Scuba Diving
649 Pinedale Rd. • 936-291-3483

Gibbs-Powell Home Museum
1301 Sam Houston Ave RM 218 • 936-435-2497

H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum
463 State HWY 75 N • 936-295-5959

Historical Huntsville Ghost Tours
936-436-2222

Huntsville Cultural District
http://www.huntsvilletexas.com

Huntsville State Park
565 Park Rd West • 936-291-9726

Museum of Texas Arts
www.huntsvilletexas.com

Museum of Texas Furniture
1405 University Ave

The Phoenix Commotion
http://www.phoenixcommotion.com

Old Town Theatre
1023 12th St.

Samuel Walker Houston Museum & Cultural Center
1604 10th St. • 936-291-9726

The Texas Prison Museum
491 SH 75 North

Wynne Home Arts & Visitor Center
1428 11th St. • 936-291-5424

Merchandise

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Huntsville Fast Facts

• Founded: 1836
• County: Walker
• Population: 38,548 (est)
• Know As: The home of Sam Houston State University
• Record High Temp: 108
• Record Low Temp: 1
• Famous People:
Sam Houston (Politician)
Dan Rather (Reporter)
Rex Tillerson (Businessman)

Map of Huntsville

History of Huntsville

The city had its beginning about 1836, when Pleasant and Ephraim Gray opened a trading post on the site. Ephraim Gray became first postmaster in 1837, naming it after his hometown, Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston, who served as President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, Governor of Tennessee, U.S. Senator, and Tennessee congressman. Houston led the Texas Army in the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive victory of the Texas Revolution. He has been noted for his life among the Cherokees of Tennessee, and – near the end of his life – for his opposition to the American Civil War, a very unpopular position in his day. Huntsville has two of Houston’s homes, his grave, and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Houston’s life in Huntsville is also commemorated by his namesake Sam Houston State University, and by a 70 ft statue. The towering statue, “A Tribute to Courage” by artist David Adickes, has been described as the world’s largest statue of an American hero, and is easily viewed by travelers on Interstate 45.

Huntsville was also the home of Samuel Walker Houston (1864–1945), a prominent African-American pioneer in the field of education. He was born into slavery on February 12, 1864 to Joshua Houston, a slave owned by Sam Houston. Samuel W. Houston founded the Galilee Community School in 1907, which later became known as the Houstonian Normal and Industrial Institute, in Walker County, Texas.

In 1995, on the grounds of the old Samuel W. Houston Elementary School, the Huntsville Independent School District, along with the Huntsville Arts Commission and the high school’s Ex-Students Association, commissioned the creation of The Dreamers, a monument to underscore the black community’s contributions to the growth and development of Huntsville and Walker County.

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