Introduction to Conroe, Texas
Conroe, Texas, in Montgomery county, is 10 miles N of The Woodlands, Texas and 38 miles N of Houston, Texas. The city is included in the Houston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 36,811 people lived in Conroe.
Conroe was first settled in in the early 1800s. The downtown business district of the city was developed in the 1890s. The community was named after Isaac Conroe, a local lumberman. Conroe was incorporated as a city in 1904. The first city hall was established in 1920.
Conroe and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
- Sam Houston National Forest
- Lake Conroe
- Lone Star Hiking Trail
- Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
- Lake Houston State Park
Things To Do In Conroe
While staying in Conroe, one can visit the Cimarron Park, Wiggins Village Park, Candy Cane Park, Lewis Park, White Oak Point Park, Travis Field and Montgomery Park. The Artesian Lake and the Country Club Lake offer facilities for boating and fishing. You can also visit the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Tomball Museum Center and Sam Houston National Forest. In addition, the city hosts the Cajun Catfish Festival and Juneteenth Jazz Fest every year.
George Bush Intercontinental is the nearest major airport.
Conroe Higher Education
North Harris Montgomery Community College District, San Jacinto College- North Campus and Sam Houston State University offer higher educational facilities.