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Historical Markers in Conroe, Texas

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Conroe is the county seat for Montgomery County
Conroe is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (64)  
      Grimes County (60)  
      Harris County (432)  
      Liberty County (89)  
      San Jacinto County (20)  
      Walker County (95)  
      Waller County (49)  
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1Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Agriculture
Montgomery County was the third county formed in Texas. In the 1820's Stephen F. Austin brought 4 colonies to Texas. The 4th & last colony came to Montgomery County. The settlers received Mexican land grants. They shared their land, built log cabins . . . Map (db m180121) HM
2Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 7867 — Conroe
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. . . . Map (db m117345) HM
3Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 17662 — Conroe Fire of 1911
On February 21, 1911 around 1:30 in the morning, a fire broke out in the Capitol Drug Store on Chambers (today North Main) Street. The blaze was well underway before it was discovered and northerly winds began sweeping the flames southeastward . . . Map (db m117347) HM
4Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 7869 — Conroe Oil Field
One of the great petroleum areas of the Texas coastal region. Opened December 13, 1931, by the discovery well of George Strake (No. 1 South Texas Development Company), about 1.4 miles west of here. Initial daily flow: 15,000,000 cubic feet of gas, . . . Map (db m173797) HM
5Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 12320 — Conroe Telephone Exchange
A long distance telephone line ran from Houston to Gilbert's Drug Store in Conroe before Mr. Gilbert and Albert Madeley began a local telephone exchange in the store in 1899. Soon after, George Madeley purchased the exchange, naming it Conroe . . . Map (db m117348) HM
6Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 7883 — George Bell Madeley Cemetery
Born at Trittiford in Hall Green, near Birmingham, England, in 1815, George Bell Madeley emigrated to Texas about 1845. In Harrisburg he met and wed Helen Adeline Grant (b.1821), a native of Yardley, England. The following year they established . . . Map (db m213630) HM
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7Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Montgomery CountyThe Official Birthplace of the State Flag of Texas
The Texas Lone Star flag was designed by Montgomery County resident, Dr. Charles B. Stewart. Dr. Stewart signed the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as designing the Texas flag. The flag was officially designated in 1839. On May 30, 1997 . . . Map (db m180188) HM
8Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 17660 — Montgomery County Courthouses
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 . . . Map (db m117350) HM
9Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Oil
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 . . . Map (db m180106) HM
10Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Pegasus(The Flying Red Horse) — Donated by the Conroe Family —
Was on top of their Mobil Gas Service Station dating from the early 1930's at the corner of Frazier and Phillips Streets. This thoroughfare, Frazier or US 75, was the Main Highway between Houston and Dallas.Map (db m180183) HM
11Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Printing Press
This 1904 printing press was the first used at the Conroe Courier. Mr. Wm. Perey McComb was the original owner. It was operated for a short time to produce an agriculture publication. McComb then sold the press to the Courier. The first newspaper . . . Map (db m180118) HM
12Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Railroads
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 / . . . Map (db m180184) HM
13Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Saw MillsThis is a "Peckerwood" Mill — Donated by Frank Ross, Sr. —
These types of mills were used by farmers to make rough lumber to build their barns, stock pens and fences. They usually had a co-op ownership of several farmers and moved around from farm to farm, as were needed.. Early settlers started an . . . Map (db m180115) HM
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14Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Strake-Gray Oilfield House
The Strake-Gray Oilfield House was purchased by George Strake, Sr. for his first oilfield superintendent in 1938. The house was originally located at 11585 Duffey Road off FM 1314. It represents the typical front gable single story bungalow-style . . . Map (db m180101) HM
15Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Strake-Gray Roughneck Bunkhouse
The Strake-Gray Roughneck Bunkhouse was relocated from 11585 Duffey Lane, Conroe, Tx on August 23, 2015 and placed near the Strake-Gray Oilfield House in the Museum Complex of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Clyde Thomas "Dolly" Gray's . . . Map (db m180099) HM
16Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — The Grogan-Cochran House
The Grogan-Cochran house was built in 1924 by James G. Grogan, Sr., who was prominent in the lumber industry at that time. This single-story frame house was built for his family in the Texas Bungalow architectural style that was common during the . . . Map (db m180124) HM
17Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — 7868 — The Isaac Conroe PropertyTemporary Montgomery County Courthouse
A native of New Jersey, Isaac Conroe (1834-1897) served with the Union army during the Civil War. Moving to Southeast Texas with his wife Margaret (Richardson) (1846-1896) in 1866, he lived at Lynchburg and Houston. In 1878 he built a sawmill at . . . Map (db m117363) HM
18Texas, Montgomery County, Conroe — Tobacco Trough
This trough represents a short lived industry. In the late 1800s, the US Government placed an embargo on Cuban tobacco cigars. Some innovative farmers took advantage of this and began growing tobacco. The grade of tobacco grown in Montgomery County . . . Map (db m180111) HM
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Mar. 29, 2023