"Founded in 1837" Montgomery by grandmaR

Montgomery Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 104 photos

Prior to 1837, Montgomery was a trading post located about a mile north of the current site. In July 1837, and ad in the Telegraph and Texas Register advertised the sale of lots in the newly organized town. Montgomery was the county seat of the new county of Montgomery. It was a trade center. The first school was built in 1839, the first Protestant parsonage in Texas in 1842, and the town was incorporated in 1848.

The Civil War stopped all progress in Montgomery, but by 1900, the community had regained the merchantile business as well as three cotton gins, five hotels and boarding houses, doctors, dentists and lawyers. But when the railroad bypassed the town and the county seat moved to Conroe, it soon became a quiet, but historic, country town.

The Montgomery Historical Society has been instrumental in preserving the fabric of the town's history, and we spent one afternoon driving and walking through the town and taking pictures of the various historical structures while following the City Tour Guide brochure. I do not know the significance of the lion who seemed to be standing out in a vacant lot between College and Caroline Street.

  • Last visit to Montgomery: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 23, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    The house that you cannot find information on (the house on the same page as the lion) is the 1909 Baptist Parsonage.

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    Nov 27, 2006 at 9:01 AM

    Hi Rosalie, I enjoy exploring old towns like Montgomery, although at first I thought this was going to be Montgomery, Alabama. Thanks for the tour.


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