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Conroe in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oil

 
 
Oil Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
1. Oil Marker
Inscription.  Whispers of oil discovery started in the early 1900's in Montgomery County. Gas and oil seeps had been noticed near the center of the present oil field. Local men formed several oil companies and started exploration in 1919 through 1924 but were unsuccessful.

In 1931, George Strake, an independent operator, became interested in Montgomery County. His crew drilled one mile into the earth to reach the oil. When his second well came in producing a high quality of crude, the rush was on in our county... The Conroe field has over 100 wells, still producing.
 
Erected by Heritage Museum of Montgomery County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 30° 19.278′ N, 95° 28.345′ W. Marker is in Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from North Freeway Service Road, 0.1 miles south of West Semands Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1506 Interstate 45 N, Conroe TX 77301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Oil Marker next to Oil Pipe image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
2. The Oil Marker next to Oil Pipe
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walking distance of this marker. Strake-Gray Oilfield House (here, next to this marker); Tobacco Trough (a few steps from this marker); Printing Press (a few steps from this marker); Saw Mills (a few steps from this marker); Strake-Gray Roughneck Bunkhouse (a few steps from this marker); Agriculture (a few steps from this marker); The Grogan-Cochran House (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conroe.
 
The view of the Oil Marker next to the Strake-Gray Oilfield House image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
3. The view of the Oil Marker next to the Strake-Gray Oilfield House
2nd plaque for George Strake image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
4. 2nd plaque for George Strake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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