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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Conroe
Conroe, Texas and Vicinity
▶ Montgomery County (30) ▶ Grimes County (16) ▶ Harris County (292) ▶ Liberty County (29) ▶ San Jacinto County (16) ▶ Walker County (46) ▶ Waller County (28)
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|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 . . . — — Map (db m117345) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|