As one of the oldest cities in Texas, Montgomery has a long and storied history. It was mapped in 1837 and is recognized as the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag of Texas. It is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a total area of 1,077 square miles (2,790 km). According to the Census Bureau, 1,042 square miles (2,700 km) are land and 35 square miles (91 km) (3.3%) are covered by water. The population of Montgomery County is diverse, with 27.60% of the population under 18 years of age, 8.00% between 18 and 24, 27.40% between 25 and 44, 26.60% between 45 and 64, and 10.40% over 65 years old.
The average age is 36.1 years. For every 100 females, there are 98.29 males and for every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.94 males. The county operates the Montgomery County Memorial Library System and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, a general aviation airport located in Conroe. During the Civil War, large numbers of men from the county volunteered for the Confederate Army and a considerable number served in the Fourth Texas Regiment of the Texas Hood Brigade; others joined Terry's Texas Rangers (Eighth Texas Cavalry).Montgomery County is located on Interstate 45, forty miles north of downtown Houston in the Timberlands region of East Texas. It has not been won by a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964 when Lyndon Johnson won 60.9% of the county's vote. The county is bordered to the north by Walker and San Jacinto Counties, to the east by Liberty County, to the south by Harris County, and to the west by Waller and Grimes Counties.
Charles Bellinger Stewart created the official flag and seal of the Republic on a piece of vellum. On the eve of the Civil War, Montgomery County was typical of other counties in the region with a rapidly developing plantation economy. It has its origin in Mexican colonization contracts issued by the state of Coahuila and Texas to businessman Stephen F. After the Texas Revolution, these citizens settled in Washington County. Either is an essential tool for students, historians, and genealogists researching family members and ancestors who lived in the Lake Creek settlement before Montgomery was founded in 1837. Five months after its founding, Montgomery County was created on December 14th 1837 by an act of Congress signed into law by President Sam Houston. This is a 58-page brochure on early history of Montgomery prepared for those interested in up-to-date research on early history of Montgomery County and founding of city of Montgomery. Like most counties in state, Montgomery County experienced prolonged agricultural depression after war. Montgomery County escaped much conflicts experienced by many other Texas counties during Reconstruction; there was no permanent federal garrison in county and there was no Freedmen's Office. Montgomery County is renowned for its rich history as one of the oldest cities in Texas.
It is recognized as the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag of Texas which was designated as such by Texas House of Representatives Resolution 1123 in 1997. The county has been an important part of Texas' history since its founding in 1837. The county offers many attractions for visitors including its Memorial Library System, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, historical sites related to its role in the Civil War, as well as its proximity to downtown Houston. It also offers a wealth of information for students, historians, genealogists researching family members who lived in Lake Creek settlement before Montgomery was founded.