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map of Montgomery County
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Physical Features: Rolling, half timbered; Sam Houston National Forest; loam, sandy, alluvial soils; forks of the San Jacinto River; Lake Conroe and Lewis Creek Reservoir. 

Economy: Varied manufacturing, oil production, medical research, government/services, many residents work in Houston.

locator map for Montgomery County

History: Orcoquisac and Bidais tribes, removed from the area by the 1850s. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1820s as part of Austin’s colony. County created and organized in 1837 from Washington County; named for Richard Montgomery, American Revolution general.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 64.4; Black, 5.9; Hispanic, 25.2; Asian, 3.3; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.9.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 7,336; deaths, 3,623; marriages, 3,390; divorces, 1,809.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing; Lake Conroe activities; national forest and W.G. Jones State Forest; hiking, boating, horseback riding; historic sites.

Minerals: Natural gas.

Agriculture: Greenhouse crops, hay, beef cattle, horses. Market value $25.8  million. Timber important.

CONROE (86,236) county seat; government/services, hospital/medical services, commuters to Houston; new Sam Houston State University medical school; community college, museum; Cajun catfish festival in October.

The Woodlands (124,511) commuters to Houston, energy, tourism; college branches, hospitals, museums, parks, concerts, festivals at Mitchell Pavilion.

Other towns include: Cut and Shoot (1,413); Dobbin (310); Grangerland (300); Magnolia (2,153) government/services, drilling technology, construction, depot museum, Love Bug Fest in June; Montgomery (1,156) commuters to Houston and Conroe, antiques stores, pioneer museum, historic homes tour in April; New Caney (6,800); Oak Ridge North (3,476); Panorama Village (2,387); Patton Village (2,080).

Also, Pinehurst (5,507); Porter (4,200); Porter Heights (2,000); Roman Forest (2,067); Shenandoah (3,133); Splendora (2,165); Stagecoach (607); Willis (7,144) commuters to Conroe and Houston; Woodbranch (1,475); Woodloch (215).

Also, part [4,047] of Houston [Kingwood], hospital.

Horseback riders in Jones State Forest

Horseback riders in Jones State Forest. Photo from Texas A&M Forest Service.