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TxLA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Annual Summit 2019: Travel & Area Info

About Huntsville

The city of Huntsville, Texas, is home to Sam Houston State University, The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), The Correctional Management Institute of Texas, and the Newton Gresham Library. The City of Huntsville has been a gated community since 1949 and remains so with the multiple prisons in the area. Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston, the 1st and 3rd President of the Republic of Texas and statesman of Texas and Tennessee, and is the namesake of the University.


The marker is the location of Sam Houston State University. The SHSU Newton Gresham Library is located at 1830 Bobby K. Marks Dr., Huntsville, TX 77340.

Area Points of Interest


Air Travel

The closest airports to Sam Houston State University are will Huntsville Municipal Airport (HTV) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston. IAH is approximately one hour from Huntsville and you will require ground transportation. 

*Uber does drive to Huntsville from IAH and around Huntsville.

Ground Transportation

From the North (via Dallas) or South (via Houston):  You will need to take I-45 at some point as it runs through the heart of Huntsville, with SHSU siting just to the East of I-45. There is construction on I-45 as you approach Huntsville from the South.

From the West (via Bryan/College Station):  The approach from the West will be on Highway 30, which crosses I-45 and brings you in just north of the SHSU campus.

From the East (Livingston) or Northeast (Trinity/Lufkin): Highway 190 and Highway 19 arrive in Huntsville from the East and Northeast, respectively.  

We recommend using the Waze app to navigate around traffic. 

A Look at Huntsville

Welcome to Huntsville!

Go visit Sam Houston himself!

The Texas Prison Museum is located nearby for anyone that wants to drop by!

This local restaurant is home to all sorts of Prison Rodeo memorabilia! 

Make sure to check out some of the local architecture like our very own Boothouse!


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