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

Conroe

 
 
Conroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 13, 2018
1. Conroe Marker
Inscription. Established in the forest in 1881 as Isaac Conroe's sawmill, 2-1/2 mi. east of present site, at juncture of two railroads, first named Conroe's Switch; then Conroe's; in 1890, Conroe.

Lumbering brought prosperity. Chosen county seat in 1889. The country was still so wild, a deer was shot on the Square during Courthouse construction.

Incorporated, 1904. Continued to grow in spite of several epidemics and two disastrous fires. The 1931 Strake Oil discovery turned it into a boom town. Now an industrial, forestry and petroleum center.

 
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7867.)
 
Location. 30° 18.759′ N, 95° 27.496′ W. Marker is in Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Conroe City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Davis Street, Conroe TX 77301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Courthouses (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conroe Fire of 1911 (about 500 feet away); Conroe Telephone Exchange

Conroe City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 13, 2018
2. Conroe City Hall
(about 700 feet away); The Isaac Conroe Property (approx. mile away); Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett (approx. 12 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Incised in base: Montgomery County Historical Survey Committee, 1966
 
Also see . . .  Conroe, Texas - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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