Huntington is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,068at the 2000 census. The site is named for Collis Potter Huntington, the chairman of the board of the Southern Pacific Railroad when the town was formed and one of The Big Four. Huntington is known as the "Gateway to Lake Sam Rayburn". According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7square miles (7.0Square kilometers), all of it land.