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GALILEE, TEXAS (Walker County). Galilee was on State Highway 30 five miles west of Huntsville in central Walker County. It was the first home of the Houstonian Institute for Negroes, which was founded by Samuel Walker Houston and became known throughout the South for its industrial department. The school was eventually consolidated with a black high school in Huntsville. Galilee was a dispersed community in 1990.


D'Anne McAdams Crews, ed., Huntsville and Walker County, Texas: A Bicentennial History (Huntsville: Sam Houston State University, 1976).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"GALILEE, TX (WALKER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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