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|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 and Towns
Conroe * Cut and Shoot * Houston (portion, including a portion of
the Kingwood area) * Magnolia * Montgomery
Oak Ridge North * Patton Village * Roman
Forest * Shenandoah * Splendora * Stagecoach * Woodbranch * Woodloch * Willis
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