Located nearby Walker County, these areas offer great rural communities while maintaining close proximity to Houston, Texas!
The Historic Grimes County is just west of Walker County. The county seat is Anderson, TX and other towns in the northern part of the county include Bedias and Iola. Plantersville, Todd Mission, and Navasota—the county’s largest town—make up the southern part of the county. The Navasota and Brazos Rivers form the western boundary of the county while eastern areas make up a portion of the San Jacinto River watershed.
The Brazos River flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, through the center of the great state of Texas, with its origin in Lubbock. This is the “longest river flowing entirely in Texas,” and meets with The Navasota River in Grimes County!
With easy river access, Grimes County offers an abundance of opportunities for avid campers and fishermen. Fish, camp, and boat at the Gibbons Creek Reservoir in Anderson!
In the Fall, you can visit the city of Todd Mission for the annual Texas Renaissance Festival, or head over to Plantersville any time of the year to grab a glass at the beautiful Bernhardt Winery.
No matter where you spend your time in Grimes County, you’re sure to be surrounded by scenic views and Texas history.
Just south of Walker County lies lively Montgomery County. Here you can find the county seat, Conroe, as well as Magnolia, Montgomery, Willis, and numerous smaller towns. Additionally, the majority of the city of The Woodlands falls inside of Montgomery County lines, offering neighboring towns easy access to the amenities of a larger city.
With access to the 21,000-acre Lake Conroe, activities of fishing, water-skiing and boating are available for the enthusiast. The county’s 47,000+ acres of Sam Houston National Forest offers miles of hiking and biking trails, over 100 parks, and “championship golf courses,” Northern Montgomery County provides residents a far more suburban and rural feel while still lying at a convenient proximity to the city of The Woodlands.
San Jacinto County
Covering over 550 square miles, San Jacinto County lies directly east of Walker County. With Coldspring as the county’s seat, San Jacinto County also includes the towns of Point Blank and Shepherd.
San Jacinto County is a heavily wooded area, as 60% of this county lies in the Sam Houston National Forest. This placement makes the county the perfect place for avid hikers and campers, as well as those who enjoy the tranquility of the countryside!
Take advantage of activities at the predominant Lake Livingston, hike the 128-mile Lonestar Trail, canoe in one of the National Forest’s many recreational areas, or simply enjoy the wildlife at the Big Creek Scenic Area!
Trinity County is situated northeast of Walker County and reached by crossing the Trinity River at the county line. The old Highway 19 bridge at the Trinity River was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and remains adjacent to the new bridge. With a population of just over 14,500, this small county encompasses the towns of Groveton (the county seat) and Trinity. Trinity County offers small town living with drivable access to larger cities, as US RT 287, SH 19, and SH 94 run through the county.
This county is situated largely inside of the boundaries of the Davy Crockett National Forest, offering vast opportunities for outdoor recreation. Hike to the Neches Bluff Overlook for a gorgeous panoramic view of the forest and Neches River.
The City of Groveton promises future residents easy living and friendly folks!
As the first county created under the Republic of Texas, Houston County is named for the President of the Republic—General Sam Houston. Houston County lies north of Walker County, encompassing the county seat of Crockett and the towns of Grapeland, Kennard, Latexo, and Lovelady. SH 21 leads directly to the county courthouse; this highway “follows the 300-year-old route of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.” This small county abounds with Texas history!
Houston County is located on the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest.
The county seat of Crockett is the 5th oldest city in Texas, making it full of old Texas history and small-town charm! Visit the City of Crockett to explore historical homes and take part in the town’s annual family-friendly festivals. Houston County is a great place for country living.
Madison County is situated just northwest of Walker County, encompassing the county seat of Madisonville and the towns of Midway, Normangee and North Zulch. These towns are located away from the hustle and bustle of big-city life, and Madisonville’s Marketing and Tourism boasts of the laid-back, small-town life that their city offers while still being located “halfway between Houston and Dallas and about 40 miles northeast of College Station.” Madison County has always been primarily agricultural and rural, and the raising of beef cattle remains the primary source of agricultural income. Horse raising has also grown in importance. Take a drive to Madison County and check out some of the beautiful horse and cattle ranches.
As the “Mushroom Capital of Texas,” Madisonville hosts the annual Texas Mushroom Festival! This popular yearly event features arts and crafts vendors, an auto show, the Shiitake 5k, beer and wine sampling, and more!
Enjoy the country life in Madison County!