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'''Adopted by '''[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/ '''TXGenWeb Montgomery County TX''']  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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Individual cemeteries.  
 
Individual cemeteries.  
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158729 Smith Memorial Park Cemetery, Willis] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158729 Smith Memorial Park Cemetery, Willis] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158731 Scott's Ridge Cemetery, Montgomery] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158731 Scott's Ridge Cemetery, Montgomery] BillionGraves
  
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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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**[http://www.archive.org/details/AHistoryOfMontgomeryCountyTexas Digital book on line] at archive.org.  
 
*''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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.countylibrary.org/ Montgomery County Memorial Library System]
 
*[http://www.countylibrary.org/ Montgomery County Memorial Library System]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Conroe Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Conroe Texas Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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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

General pages and sites.

Individual 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

Family History Centers

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).