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

Railroads

 
 
Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
1. Railroads Marker
Inscription.  The railroad was built in the early 1870's through Montgomery County. The first line crossed the county on a north/south route, it was the International & Great Northern (now Missouri Pacific). A short while later the Gulf Colorado RR took an east / west route through Montgomery County. New towns developed along both these right of ways. Other communities that were by-passed by the railroads dwindled while some became ghost towns. Sawmills, cotton gins, and small factories began appearing along the railroads. Farmers and loggers found that they could export more of their products on this faster and safer transportation route. This allowed for an increase in productivity.
 
Erected by Heritage Museum of Montgomery County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 30° 19.274′ N, 95° 28.366′ 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
The view of the Railroad model and the Marker in front of the Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
2. The view of the Railroad model and the Marker in front of the Heritage Museum
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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 walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County (a few steps from this marker); Agriculture (a few steps from this marker); Pegasus (a few steps from this marker); Printing Press (a few steps from this marker); Saw Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grogan-Cochran House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); Strake-Gray Roughneck Bunkhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conroe.
 
The view of the Railroad model and Marker behind the Heritage Museum sign image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 21, 2021
3. The view of the Railroad model and Marker behind the Heritage Museum sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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