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

Montgomery County Courthouses

 
 
Montgomery County Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 13, 2018
1. Montgomery County Courthouses Marker
Inscription. The Montgomery County Courthouse in the center of downtown Conroe memorializes the remarkable history of one of the oldest counties in the state of Texas. Montgomery County is the third county created by the Republic of Texas, originally part of the Washington municipality. It was established through an act of the Congress of the Republic on December 14, 1837, in response to a petition by settlers on the east side of the Brazos River. Original boundaries of Montgomery County included present-day counties of Grimes, Walker, San Jacinto and a portion of Madison and Waller Counties. The town of Montgomery served as the first county seat. Three separate courthouses (two small log cabins and one two-story wood building) served county government until 1889 when the county seat was moved to Conroe after an election.

The home of Isaac Conroe served as a temporary courthouse until the first courthouse was constructed on this site in 1891. Red bricks, which were manufactured in Conroe, were used in the new courthouse and in the jail across the street. Many repairs and changes were made to the building, and in 1909 the exterior was plastered. In 1934, the county commissioners court voted to build a new, larger courthouse with a jail on the 4th and 5th floors. The present art deco-style courthouse was completed in 1936 during the economic prosperity

Montgomery County Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 13, 2018
2. Montgomery County Courthouses Marker
caused by the Conroe oil boom. In 1966, due to the growth of Conroe and Montgomery County, north and south wings were added. The courthouses of Montgomery County have been the center of political, civic and business activity since 1838.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17660.)
 
Location. 30° 18.702′ N, 95° 27.478′ W. Marker is in Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Thompson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Main 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. Conroe Fire of 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); Conroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conroe Telephone Exchange (about 400 feet away); The Isaac Conroe Property (approx. mile away); Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Montgomery County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 13, 2018
3. Montgomery County Courthouse
This photo was taken from the east side of the courthouse. The Montgomery County Courthouses marker is located on the west side of the courthouse. The marker visible in this photo is the Conroe Fire of 1911 marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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