Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy

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'''1837 -- '''Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Washington|Washington]] County.<br><br>'''County seat:''' Conroe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
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'''1837 -- '''Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Washington|Washington]] County.<br><br>'''County seat:''' Conroe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
  
 
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*''A History of Montgomery County, Texas,'' by William H. Gandy.  
 
*''A History of Montgomery County, Texas,'' by William H. Gandy.  
 
**[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/gandy_a_history_of_montgomery_county.htm Searchable Digital book on line] at the Montgomery County TXGenWeb site.  
 
**[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/gandy_a_history_of_montgomery_county.htm Searchable Digital book on line] at the Montgomery County TXGenWeb site.  
**[http://www.archive.org/details/AHistoryOfMontgomeryCountyTexas Digital book on line] at archive.org.  
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*''The Choir Invisible: An Early History of Montgomery County,'' by the Montgomery Historical Society.  
 
*''The Choir Invisible: An Early History of Montgomery County,'' by the Montgomery Historical Society.  
 
*''The History of Montgomery County,'' 1975, by Robin Navarro Montgomery.  
 
*''The History of Montgomery County,'' 1975, by Robin Navarro Montgomery.  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Montgomery county has had three county seats: Montgomery, 1837-1874, Willis, 1874-1880, Montgomery 1880-1889, Conroe, 1889-present.

The first Montgomery County Courthouse, built in Montgomery in 1838 was a two-room log structure. It was replaced in 1842 with a two-story building made of hand-hewn lumber. In 1855 a large Greek Revival style brick courthouse was built in Montgomery.

After Conroe became the county seat, a Greek Revival style courthouse designed by Eugene T. Heiner was built in 1891. In 1936, the current courthouse, a modern style stone building opened. The courthouse was extensively remodeled in 1965. [1]

Montgomery County Courthouse
501 North Thompson Suite 401
Conroe, Texas 77301
(936)756-0571 or (281)364-4200

County Clerk - Mark Turnbull
210 W. Davis (Hwy 105)
P.O. Box 959
Conroe, Texas 77305
936-539-7885
Fax: 936-760-6990

Montgomery County Government Website

History

Parent County

1837 -- Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from Washington County.

County seat: Conroe [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns and Cities:  Conroe  |  Cut and Shoot  |  Houston  |  Magnolia  |  Montgomery  |  Oak Ridge North  |  Panorama Village  |  Patton Village  |  Roman Forest  |  Shenandoah  |  Splendora  |  Stagecoach  |  Woodbranch  |  Woodloch  |  Willis  
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Dobbin  |  Imperial Oaks  |  New Caney  |  Porter  |  Tamina  |  Spring  |  The Woodlands  

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. HistoricTexas.net: Montgomery County http://www3.historictexas.net/montgomery-county-texas
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).