Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas
Huntsville, Texas was founded in 1836 by Pleasant and Ephraim Gray. Huntsville is home to 7 prisons which are spread out over the city. Huntsville has many great attractions that draw in visitors from all over. The Huntsville State Park is great for camping, hiking, and has a great 210-acre lake. The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is another attraction that receives a lot of attention year round. Anyone can come visit for tours, they also hold many events (such as the Sam Houston Folk Festival), and is known for the beautiful scenery with a well-known duck pond. Many people make the drive to Huntsville to admire the statue of General Sam Houston and to also take pictures. Huntsville’s location makes it a prime living spot. It’s an easy drive down I-45 South to Houston, which takes about an hour and a half. It is also an easy drive up I-45 North to Dallas, taking about two and a half hours. Livingston and College Station are very easy drives that are under 45-minutes. Huntsville is a small town but growing very rapidly.