Montgomery Texas…Lone Star Town

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July 2012 marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of Montgomery, Texas. The town of Montgomery was founded in the middle of the Lake Creek Settlement by W. W. Shepperd in July, 1837 on 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land that had originally been part of the John Corner League. Shepperd had established the first store in the Lake Creek Settlement in 1835. W. W. Shepperd and his partner John Wyatt Moody named the town Montgomery.

John Wyatt Moody was the First Auditor of the Republic of Texas and had lived in Alabama where he was the County Clerk of Montgomery County, Alabama. The town of Montgomery, Texas, was named after Montgomery County, Alabama, which was named after Major Lemuel P. Montgomery who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814).

Montgomery became the first county seat of Montgomery County shortly after the county was created on December 14, 1837. Dr. Charles B. Stewart lived in Montgomery when he headed a committee appointed by Mirabeau B. Lamar to design an official flag for the Republic of Texas. A copy of his drawing is in the Nat H. Davis Museum Complex & Museum at 14264 Liberty Street, Montgomery, Texas.

Places to Visit in Montgomery:

Cedar Brake Park...Located a few blocks west of downtown this pretty park is a great place for the kids to play, a picnic or just to relax and unwind.  Fully wheelchair accessible.  Located on TX 105 west of downtown.

Fernland Historical Park…. A 19th century village is re-created with historic homes and buildings dating from 1820-60’s including the city’s oldest home, the Arnold-Simonton house (1845).Located at 770 Clepper.

N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex and Museum… This log house was built in 1851 for local attorney Nathan H. Davis.  Furniture and household items reflect the period.  A copy of Dr. Charles B. Stewart’s original drawing of his design of the Republic of Texas flags hangs in the museum. Located at 308 Liberty Street.

Montgomery Events:

Historic Montgomery in December

Historic Montgomery Food and Wine Trail in September

Lonestar First Saturday

Antique and Appraisal Day first weekend in May

Where to Eat in Montgomery:

Commodore Dining Room… This restaurant located at the Yacht Club is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner while enjoying a view of Lake Conroe.  Located at 13301 Walden Road.  Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Kaiserhof European Restaurant… This restaurant features German and continental favorites.  Located t 10630 Commerce Row.

Magnolia Diner… A Hollywood themed diner serves large portions of American favorites.  Located 19784 TX 105 West.

Papa’s on the Lake… This popular destination features  live music, boat docks.  Some diners arrive by boat.  Located at 14632 TX105 West

The Pizza Shack.. Noted for specialty pizza and calzones  Located at 20873 Eva Street. Suite G

Sam’s Boat… This restaurant features live music and sporting events on TV and over looks Lake Conroe.  Located at 15250 TX 105.

The Vintage Garden …Quaint teahouse and garden which offers the perfect spot for lunch or afternoon tea.  Located at 304 Caroline Street.

Wolfies… Restaurant and sports bar  that bills itself as the “Crawfish Capital of the World”  Located at 14954 TX 105 West.

Recommended Lodging:

The Caroline Bed and Breakfast.. Guests here stay in one of 5 rooms with country décor.  Each room has its own bathroom and breakfast is served in the main dining room each morning. Wine and cheese are also served daily. Located at 811 Caroline Street.

La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa… Pamper yourself at this contemporary resort which includes a 18 hole golf course, spa, fitness center, miniature golf course, a beach, kayaking and several fine restaurants.

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

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