Details for Conroe

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007867


Marker Number 7867
Atlas Number 5339007867
Marker Title Conroe
Index Entry Conroe
Address 300 W. Davis
City Conroe
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 263629
UTM Northing 3355985
Subject Codes cities and towns; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1966
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location in front of Conroe City Hall
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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, two disastrous fires. The 1931 Strake Oil discovery turned it into a boom town. Now an industrial, forestry and petroleum center. Incise in base: Montgomery County Historical Survey Committee, 1966

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