Conroe Texas

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170--MONTOGOMERY--CONROE, TEXAS

Conroe Texas is the seat of Montgomery County. The city is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe. Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881. The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named “Conroe’s Switch”, the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.

During the 1930’s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. Elvis Presley performed at the high school football field on August 24, 1955. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.

Places to Visit in Conroe:

Crighton Theatre… Restored vaudeville theater built in 1934, is home to a variety of stage plays, music performances  and special events.  Located at 234 N. Main.

Heritage Museum of Montgomery  County…This museum is the restored home of  pioneer timber family and features  the life of Charles B. Stewart,designer of the state flag of Texas and the Texas State Seal. Located t 1506  I-45 N. Feeder

Jones State Forest…This forest consists of 1725 acres of pine and hardwoods.  It is home to more than 150 bird species.  It also includes a self guided trail, the Sweet Leaf Nature Trail. Located five FM 1488.

Lake Conroe Park…This park features fishing piers, swimming areas, a playground, a picnic area, volleyball courts and a pavilion. Located on Texas 105, seven miles west of I-45.

Lake Conroe …This lake located on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, consists of 22,000 acres and 156 miles of shoreline.  Resorts, marinas, and campgrounds are located around the lake..  Other access from I-45 via FM 1097 west and FM 830 west.

Conroe Events:

Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Lonestar Throwdown

Concours d’Elegance  of Texas

Where to Eat in Conroe:

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant…Located at 1027 Texas Loop 336.

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta…Located at 1604 N. Frazier St.

Asian BBQ & Grill…Located 604 Texas Loop 336.

When visiting Conroe nearby attractions include Magnolia, Montgomery and Shenandoah.

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