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CONROE, TEXAS

Montgomery County Seat, East Texas

I-45 and Hwy 105
11 miles N of The Woodlands
30 miles N of Houston
17 miles S of Huntsville
44 miles E of Navasota
Population: 59,500 (2010) 36,811 (2000)

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Chamber street, Conroe, Texas  vintage photo
Chambers Street, Conroe in the 1920s
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

History in a Pecan Shell

A timeline of selected significant events:

1881: Lumberman Isaac Conroe establishes sawmill on Stewarts Creek.
1884: Post office granted as Conroe's Switch on the I-GN railroad.
1889: Population reaches 300, replaces Montgomery as county seat.
1891: Courthouse constructed.
1892: Population reaches 500.
1896: The weekly Conroe Courier was first published.
1900: Conroe becomes Montgomery County's largest town.
1901: Major fire destroys part of downtown.
1904: Incorporated with a population of about 1,000
1911: Another fire does extensive damage.
1914: Population reaches 1,374.
1921: Town finally buys its first fire engine.
1931: Population reaches 2,457. Oil is discovered seven miles from town -causing a boom
1933: Population reaches 5,000. Conroe's streets are paved.
1935: Crighton Theater constructed
1936: New Courthouse built. Population reaches 10,000.
1941: Population declines to 4,624.
1972: Population reaches 11,969.
1982: Population reaches 18,034.
1990: Population
27,675.
2000: Population 36,811.

Conroe, Texas Landmarks / Attractions

Conroe TX - 1936 Montgomery County Courthouse  art deco  architectural  elements
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2007
Montgomery County Courthouse
  • Crighton Theatre - 936-441-ARTS
    Restored 1934 theatre. Live performances.
    234 N. Main
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - See The Woodlands
  • Heritage Museum of Montgomery County - 936-539-6873
    In Candy Cane Park.
  • The Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival -
    Second weekend in October
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  • Creighton Theater in Conroe, Texas

    Crighton Theater
    TE Photo, June 2004

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    Downtown Conroe, Texas
    Downtown Conroe
    TE Photo, June 2004
    Banking building in Conroe, Texas
    A downtown bank building
    TE Photo, June 2004

    Conroe Recreation

  • Lake Conroe - West Fork of San Jacinto River in Montgomery and Walker Counties
  • Lake Conroe Park - On Hwy 105, 7 miles west of I-45.
    936-788-8302
  • W. Goodrich Jones State Forest - A mile west of I-45 along Farm Road 1488, just south of Conroe.
  • Lake Conroe Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
    505 West Davis Street Conroe, TX 77301
    (877) 4-CONROE or (936) 538-7112
    http://www.lakeconroecvb.org/
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  • Bluebonnets and Brahma Cows West Of Conroe Texas
    Bluebonnets and Brahma Cows west of Conroe
    TE photo, 2006
    Masonic Building in Conroe, Texas

    The masonic building in Conroe

    TE Photo, June 2004
    Conroe Lodge cornerstone
    Conroe Lodge cornerstone
    TE Photo, June 2004

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    A barber pole in Conroe, Texas
    A utilitarian barber pole downtown
    TE Photo, June 2004
    Conroe, Texas water tower down
    WWII-era airfield watertower in Conroe brought down.
    Photo courtesy Clyde Burns
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