The county seat of Walker County, Huntsville is home to about 39,000 people. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has its headquarters in Huntsville and is one of the city's major employers. The Huntsville Independent School District - also a major employer in the city - administers public schools, and there are a handful of private and religious schools in the city. Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, and Lone Star College System and Texas A & M University are both about 40 miles away. Huntsville maintains several parks throughout the city. The city's Kate Barr Ross Park is home to Safety Town, a child-sized town complete with streets and houses that is used for educating kids about bike safety, traffic rules and other topics.

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Known as the Home of Sam Houston - the Republic of Texas' first and third president - Huntsville, Texas, has a healthy inventory of single-family homes, ranging from sprawling, 5,000-square-foot houses to homes of less than 1,000 square feet. Regardless of home size, many available properties are on lots of 1 to more than 100 acres. Condos, manufactured homes and land also are on the market. The median home price in Huntsville is on par with the statewide median.

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