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MONTGOMERY COUNTY TEXAS
During the early 1830s the population of the region increased rapidly, and in December, 1837 the Republic of Texas Congress established Montgomery County, which was named for its largest settlement. The town of Montgomery, situated on the stagecoach line that ran from Huntsville to Houston, was made the first county seat and became the focal point for new immigrants to the area.
Montgomery County's citizens overwhelmingly supported the Southern cause, and nearly 80 percent (318 of 416) of those who went to the polls cast their votes in favor of secession. The county's men volunteered for the Confederate army in large numbers, a sizeable number of them serving in the Fourth Texas Regiment of Hood's Texas Brigade; others joined Terry's Texas Rangers (Eighth Texas Cavalry). The construction of the railroads touched off an intense controversy concerning the location of the county seat. The first railroad missed the town of Montgomery. Willis, a new town on the railroad was voted county seat in 1874, but the county seat was moved back to Montgomery in 1880, after the Houston and Texas Central was built through. In 1889, however, the county seat was moved to the fledgling community of Conroe, which was situated at the junction of the International-Great Northern and the newly built Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
• Conroe • Cut and Shoot • Cleveland • Houston (portion of the Kingwood area) • Magnolia • Montgomery • Oak Ridge North • Patton Village • Pinehurst • Roman Forest • Shenandoah • Splendora • Stagecoach • Woodbranch • Woodloch • Willis •