The Lone Star Convention & Exhibition Center and Montgomery County Park are located on a 128-acre facility approximately three miles east of Interstate 45. Montgomery County is part of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,077 square miles (2,790 km), of which 1,042 square miles (2,700 km) are land and 35 square miles (91 km) (3.3%) are covered by water. In the county, 27.60% of the population was under 18 years of age, 8.00% was 18 to 24, 27.40% were 25 to 44, 26.60% were 45 to 64, and 10.40% were over 65 years of age. The average age was 36.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.29 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.94 males. The county operates the Montgomery County Memorial Library System. Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, a general aviation airport, is located in Conroe. For a complete list, see the list of Houston—The Woodlands—Sugar Land MSA cities and towns. Montgomery County is situated on Interstate 45, forty miles north of downtown Houston, in the East Texas Timberlands region.
The center of the county is 30°18' north latitude and 95°23' west longitude, near the county seat of Conroe County. 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. Montgomery County covers 1,047 square miles of flat to gently undulating terrain, with elevations ranging from 150 to 300 feet. To the south and west, the soils are light colored and silty, with deep, reddish, clayey to silty subsoils. The rest of the county has reddish soils with silty surfaces and very deep clay subsoils. The vegetation is typical of the Piney Woods area, with dense stands of longleaf, shorthand and loblololly pines and trees of American walnut, maple, sweet and black gum, oaks and magnolias.
Grasses include wild Virginia rye, blackneedle grass, and purple crown. The county's wildlife includes gray squirrels and oriental foxes, several species of bats and skunks, and small herbivores such as gophers, mice, rabbits, and armadillos, as well as raccoons, white-tailed deer, opossum, wildcat, coyote, and red and gray foxes. Alligators, frogs, toads and numerous species of snakes are found in abundance such as venomous cotton mouth, copperhead snakes coral snakes and rattlesnakes. A wide variety of birds (nightingales cardinals, pigeons quails, blue jays roadrunners, to name a few) are also native to the area. Natural resources include timber lakes, gravel oil; the Conroe oilfield was once the third largest in the United States.
The county's main water source is the San Jacinto River watershed drainage system which includes Peach Caney, Spring Bushy creeks. The Lake Conroe Reservoir seven miles northwest of Conroe drains an area of 445 square miles; its surface covers 20 118 acres and its storage capacity is 380 400 acre-feet. The climate is humid subtropical with warm summers mild winters. The average annual relative humidity is 73 percent the average rainfall is 47 44 inches. The average annual temperature is 68° F Temperatures in January range from an average low of 39° F to an average high of 61° F and in July they range between 72° 95° F.
The growing season averages 270 days per year with the last frost in early March the first frost in late November. After the Texas Revolution these citizens of the new Republic of Texas were located in Washington County In 1871 the International-Great Northern Railroad crossed the county; in 1879 a narrow gauge line known as Houston East West Texas was built; in 1880 Houston Central Texas built a branch line from Navasota to Montgomery extended east to Conroe. The county hasn't been won by a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964 when Texas native his favorite son Lyndon Johnson won 60 9% of the county's vote. The Eastern Montgomery County Improvement District announced plans to build a 200 000 square-foot conference event center near the Valley Ranch urban center in New Caney Five months after the city was founded Montgomery County was created on December 14 1837 by an act of Congress of the Republic of Texas signed into law by President Sam Houston. Montgomery County claims the title “Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag” attributes design Texas Lone Star flag Charles B..During Texas Revolution all these Austin Vehlein settlers were located Washington Township Since late 20th century suburbs Texas especially those Houston Dallas Austin have supported Democratic candidates greater extent Willis new city railroad was elected county seat 1874 but county seat moved back Montgomery 1880 after Central Houston Texas was built through Men from county volunteered Confederate Army large numbers considerable them served Fourth Texas Regiment Hood's Texas Brigade others joined Terry's Texas Rangers Eighth Texas Cavalry Later oil discovered several other areas county combined oil fields Montgomery County made one richest oil-producing areas nation. Although exact source name city Montgomery not yet known certainty most likely explanation Shepperd Moody named city after Montgomery County Alabama which named after Maj Before Civil War slaves made nearly half all taxable property county their loss along decline property values caused profound disruption most planters. The Lone Star Convention & Exhibition Center in Montgomery County is located on a 128-acre facility approximately three miles east of Interstate 45 in East Texas Timberlands region.
It lies within Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area which covers 1 077 square miles (2 790 km). This area has a population density of about 27 60% under 18 years old 8 00% between 18 - 24 27 40% between 25 - 44 26 60% between 45 - 64 10 40% over 65 years old with an average age 36 1 years old.The climate here is humid subtropical with warm summers mild winters an average annual relative humidity 73 percent an average rainfall 47 44 inches an average annual temperature 68° F Temperatures in January range from an average low 39° F to an average high 61° F while July temperatures range between 72° - 95° F with a growing season averaging 270 days per year last frost early March first frost late November.Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport is located here for general aviation purposes while other natural resources include timber lakes gravel oil; Conroe oilfield being once third largest in United States main water source being San Jacinto River watershed drainage system including Peach Caney Spring Bushy creeks Lake Conroe Reservoir seven miles northwest Conroe draining area 445 square miles surface 20 118 acres storage capacity 380 400 acre-feet.Wildlife here includes gray squirrels oriental foxes several species bats skunks small herbivores gophers mice rabbits armadillos raccoons white-tailed deer opossum wildcat coyote red gray foxes alligators frogs toads numerous species snakes venomous cotton mouth copperhead snakes coral snakes rattlesnakes wide variety birds nightingales cardinals pigeons quails blue jays roadrunners.Montgomery County was created December 14 1837 by act Congress Republic Texas signed into law President Sam Houston claiming title “Birthplace Lone Star Flag” attributes design Texas Lone Star flag Charles B Austin Vehlein settlers located Washington Township during Texas Revolution men from county volunteered Confederate Army large numbers serving Fourth Texas Regiment Hood's Texas Brigade others joining Terry's Texas Rangers Eighth Texas Cavalry later oil discovered several other areas combined oil fields making one richest oil-producing areas nation.Exact source name city Montgomery not yet known but most likely explanation Shepperd Moody named city after Montgomery County Alabama named after Maj Before Civil War slaves made nearly half all taxable property their loss along decline property values caused profound disruption most planters.Eastern Montgomery County Improvement District announced plans build 200 000 square-foot conference event center near Valley Ranch urban center New Caney Willis new city railroad elected county seat 1874 but moved back Montgomery 1880 after Central Houston Texas built through Navasota extended east Conroe hasn't been won Democratic presidential candidate since 1964 when Texas native his favorite son Lyndon Johnson won 60 9% vote.