The county of Walker, located in the south-eastern region of the Texas state, was established and organized in 1846. It was originally named after Robert J. Walker, a Missipian legislator; however, Walker eventually supported the Union which resulted in animosity. To keep the name of this county, the state decided to just rename it after Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger who served in the U.S. Army. Walker County features numerous historic and recreational sites from the Sam Houston Museum to Huntsville State Park. Fishing, hunting, and lake activities are also popular in this area; this county celebrates a folk festival every spring. Furthermore, American, Mexican, and some Italian food specialties are dominantly served in this county.