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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27K3_conroe_Conroe-TX.html
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. T…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27K2_conroe-fire-of-1911_Conroe-TX.html
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 tow…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27JY_conroe-telephone-exchange_Conroe-TX.html
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 Comm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27JW_new-caney_New-Caney-TX.html
Permanent settlement in what is now New Caney began in the 1860s. The area was first called Presswood for the pioneer family of Austin and Sarah (Waters) Presswood. The Presswoods came to Texas in 1862, purchased land in the area, and raised cattl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27JT_montgomery-county-courthouses_Conroe-TX.html
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 t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15OI_the-isaac-conroe-property_Conroe-TX.html
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 H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12G4_former-homesite-of-joseph-l-bennett_Montgomery-TX.html
Joseph L. Bennett, who came to Texas in 1834 and settled in this area, joined the Texas army in early 1836. As captain of a company of local volunteers, he left this area about March 1, 1836, to lead his troops to aid Texan forces at the Alamo. Up…
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