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Brief History of Montgomery County

Location-Montgomery County is situated in South-Eash Central Texas an oil, lumbering, and livestock county. Largely rural population but with considerable rural-residing industrial labor in oil and lumbering industries. Created from Washington Comity 1857 and organized the same year. Homed for Richard Montgomery, a delegate from Dutchess County in the first Hew York Provisional Assembly, 1775.

The county lies along the east and west banks of the San Jacinto Elver, which it parallels for a distance of some forty-eight miles. It is bounded on the north by Walker County, on the east by San Jacinto and Liberty Counties; on the south by Harris County, and on the west by Grimes and Waller Counties.

Area and Population - - The county has a land area of one thousand and ninety square miles. The population of the county in 1949 was 26,000 with a density of 83.8 persons per square mile. This is an ideal proportion for rural activities and general farm operations. About twenty-three percent of the entire population is composed of Negroes. Conroe, the county seat, is the largest town with a population of about 6,500, Other smaller towns are Willis, Montgomery, Bobbin, Magnolia, Now Oanoy, Fostoria, and lamina, with many communities located near and between them.

Topography and Minerals - - The surface ranges largely in pine belt but with southwest fringe on Coastal Prairie. Level in the southeast half; and rolling to hilly in the northwest. The county has an altitude of one hundred and fifty to three hundred feet above sea level. Minerals found are clay, gravel, carbon black, large natural gas production, and large oil producer 21,703,862 bbls, a year and 550,000 acres in commercial timbers.

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J. M. Coruthers

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J. M. Coruthers


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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