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  • Members | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Members of the Commission Montgomery County Commissioners Court Mark Keough—County Judge Robert C. Walker—Commissioner, Precinct 1 Charlie Riley—Commissioner, Precinct 2 James Noack—Commissioner, Precinct 3 Matt Gray—Commissioner, Precinct 4 ​ ByLaws Application for Appointment Historical Commission Committees Research and Historical Marker Committee Historical Cemetery Committee Communications Website and Social Media Committee Endangered Buildings Committee Grants-Budget Committee Youth Advisory Board Committee History Road Rally Executive Committee Historical Commission Bartholet, Robin Beard, Kirsten Fitzner Beaven, Brenda Canada, Mark Carroll, Carolyn A. Crowl, Chad Dominey, Barkley Foerster, Larry (Chairman) Hersom, Frank Hersom, Merlynn Hignett, Kimberly Johnson, Frank M. Jordan, Maria Banos Kerr, Annette Knauer, Brittany Wallace Lamons, Robert Londeen, Ryan Meador, Ann Montgomery, Joy Montgomery, Robin Muir, Steven Neal, Grant Miles Politte, Laura Powell, Sue Ann (Secretary) Rapoza, Andrew Ringo, Missy Saikowski, Ron Searle, Kameron K. Sellers, John Sargent, Bernard Shepeard, Anna Sisson, Zach Smith, Austin Smythe, Beverly Spencer, Gertie Uher, Victor Wilkerson, T. J. Wise, Olivia "Dell" Williams, Deborah H. Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Historical Events | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Links and Activities | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Links in Montgomery County Texas Historical Commission … www.thc.state.tx.us Texas Historical Commission Site Atlas … http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Montgomery County Library … www.countylibrary.org MC County Cemeteries … http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/cemeteries.htm Heritage Museums … http://www.heritagemuseum.us/ MCG&HS … http://mcgandhs.com/ Magnolia Historical Society … http://www.magnoliatxhistoricalsociety.com/ East Montgomery Co Historical Society Montgomery Historical Society … http://www.montgomerytexas.com/history ​ Walker County Historic Comm … www.walkercountyhistory.org Harris Country Historical Comm … www.historicalcommission.hctx.net Town of Montgomery … www.montgomerytexas.gov History Task Force ... https://www.historytaskforce.org/#/ Links and Activities Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Contact | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Home of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Contact Us Address c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Contact us by using this form: First Name Last Name Email Subject Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting! Join the Mailing List Enter your email here Subscribe Thanks for submitting! Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Work | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Historic Preservation Cemeteries Historic Resources Survey Historical Marker THC Historical Markers Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Historical Places | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • About | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More About the Historical Commission What is the County Historical Commission? The official state agency for historical preservation, the Texas Historical Commission (THC), was created originally in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee by the Texas Legislature. It retained that title until the 63rd Legislature changed it to the Texas Historical Commission. ​ The Montgomery County Historical Commission (MCHC) is a duly constituted organization of the Montgomery County government composed of citizen members who are appointed by the County Commissioners and serve for two-year terms. The Commission reports to the County Judge and the Commissioners Court, and also to the Texas Historical Commission. ​ The County Historical Commission has followed the Texas Historical Commission’s ongoing purpose of surveying, recording, and promoting the appreciation of local history as well as marking those historic sites and structures deemed worthy of preservation for either historical or architectural reasons. ​ The Commission works in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, and heritage tourism for the benefit of present and future generations. The agency helps identify and preserve historic sites and helps to preserve the heritage of Montgomery County. Historic preservation is a vital part of a promising future within our community. Misson and Role of Texas Historical Commissions ​ To discover, and as appropriate, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County, Texas, such as the placement of historical markers. To cooperate with other persons, groups, organizations and agencies in preserving the history and heritage of Texas. ​ County Historical Commissions (CHC) are responsible for reviewing all applications for state historical markers before they come to the Texas Historical Commission (THC). They also serve as advisors to their Commissioners Court on matters of historic preservation. In addition, they often operate or promote county history museums, develop archival collections, promote local history celebrations and heritage tourism, publish books and brochures dealing with the county’s history and historic sites, undertake surveys of cultural and historic resources, conduct oral history projects, and all other manner of preservation programs. ​ Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Grants | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Grants Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Historical Markers THC | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Texas Historical Markers Montgomery County As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state history; and individuals who have made lasting contributions to our state, community organizations, and businesses. ​ Historical markers can be found in all 254 Texas counties. Age, significance, and architectural requirements govern the eligibility of topics and sites when applying for either a subject marker, a Historic Texas Cemetery marker, or a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark marker. Historical Markers Types of Historic Markers 1 Subject Marker Subject markers are educational in nature and reveal aspects of local history that are important to a community or region. These markers honor topics such as church congregations, schools, communities, businesses, events and individuals. Subject markers are placed at sites that have a historical association with the topic, but no legal restriction is placed on the use of the property or site, although the THC must be notified if the marker is ever to be relocated. ​ Most topics must date back 50 years, events 30 years, and individuals after 10 years. ​ Topic has significance if it had influence or impact on the course of history/cultural development. 2 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Marker Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) markers are awarded to structures deemed worthy of preservation for their historical associations and architectural significance. RTHL is a legal designation and comes with a measure of protection; it is the highest honor the state can bestow on a historic structure, and the designation is required for this type of marker. RTHL status is a permanent designation and is not to be removed from the property in the event of a transfer of ownership. ​ Structures must be at least 50 years old. Historical Significance is required through historical association, events, individuals, or significance to the area. Architectural Significant structures are outstanding examples of architectural history: design, materials, type or method of construction. 3 Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) markers are only for burial grounds previously approved for HTC designation. These markers recognize the historical significance of a cemetery and, with the use of interpretive plaques, provide background on associated communities, families, events and customs. HTC markers must be placed at the cemetery, but since cemeteries are protected under other existing laws, they convey no restrictions on the property. ​ The application for an HTC marker with an interpretive plaque must include the same type of detailed history required for other markers. In addition to the context, overview and significance sections, it must also include a section that provides a detailed physical description of the site that includes mention of the cemetery setting, and descriptions of significant landscape features or noteworthy burial markers and funereal practices. Montgomery County Marker Applications MCHC Marker Narrative Template Draft MCHC Marker Application State Marker Applications Please see this chart from the Texas Preservation Handbook for County Historical Commissions that outlines the basic steps of the marker application process (PDF). ​ Apply for a Historical Marker: ​ The 2024 Marker Application period will be from March 1st - 2 pm CDT May 15th. The historical marker process in Texas begins at the county level. After you have reviewed all the relevant information on this page, contact your county historical commission chair if you are interested in submitting an application. ​ Please note that applying for a marker is highly competitive, all required components must be included when submitting an application. See Marker Toolkit for more information on how to apply. The entire process of application submission to marker dedication is very long, most applications take 12-18 months. ​ 2023 Marker Applications are now available. Please click on format below to download: 2023 Subject Marker Application (Word Doc ) (PDF ) 2023 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) Application ( Word Doc ) (PDF ) 2023 Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) Marker Application (Word Doc ) (PDF ) Please note that all marker applications must be approved and submitted by your county historical commission chair or marker chair to markers@thc.texas.gov during the open application period. HTC Name & Date Plaque Applications (accepted year-round) A Historic Texas Cemetery designation is a pre-requisite for a cemetery marker. If your cemetery has been designated as historic through our Cemetery Preservation program and you wish to purchase a non-interpretive historical plaque, then you can submit the form below. Note: For an interpretive historical marker for the cemetery, please submit an HTC Application during the regular Spring application period (see the section above to download HTC Marker Application when available). ​ The HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque application is available in Word doc and pdf format, please click on the link to download: HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque Application (Word doc ) HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque Application SAMPLE (Word doc ) ​ Marker program staff offer several online webinars explaining the marker research and application process. Look here for a list of dates and times for these training opportunities. ​ Helpful Tools for Markers Marker Toolkit Training and Workshops Marker Research Guides Marker Program Policies, Forms, and Procedures Marker Types (PDF) Marker Statewide Themes/Topics (PDF) 2023 Historical Markers Program Work Plan (PDF) 2024 Historical Markers Program Work Plan (PDF) Official Texas Historical Marker Procedures (PDF) (for new marker applications) Scoring Criteria (PDF) Official Texas Historical Marker Policies (PDF) (for existing and new markers) 2020 Amendment Relocation Replacement Retirement Procedures (PDF) (for existing markers) For an outline of the basic steps of the marker application process, please see this Marker Process Timeline (PDF) . If you need to move a marker, submit the Marker Relocation Form in Word (or PDF ) to the THC. To order a replacement for a damaged or missing marker, including replacement parts for Texas Centennial markers, use the Marker Replacement Form in Word (or PDF ). To order a supplemental plaque to correct or add information (one sentence), use the Supplemental Plaque Order Form in Word ( or PDF ). Found a mistake on a marker? Request to have the THC review a marker for a possible correction. Find out more about marker refinishing . Original files of Texas historical marker applications are housed at the THC Library, and inscriptions and location information for individual markers can be accessed through the Texas Historic Sites Atlas . ​ To request a copy or scan of a marker file, please email markers@thc.texas.gov with the name of the marker, county and your contact information. Historical Markers Documents Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

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  • Historical Markers | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Historical Markers in Montgomery County Arnold-Simonton House National Register Listing — 2079002996 Baker Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507015802 Cemetery — 7339001705 Bay's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507015829 Cemetery — 7339006205 Bay's Chapel Methodist Church Historical Marker — 5339007864 Beeson Cemetery Cemetery — 7339006805 Bennett's Early Homesite Historical Marker — 5507015369 Bethel Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004105 Boeykn Cemetery Cemetery — 7339006405 Calvary Road-Lakeview-Plainview Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008105 Campbell Cemetery — 7339015405 Cartwright Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004805 Cartwright-Mt. Zion Cemetery — 7339015105 Cathalorri Historical Marker — 5339007866 Charles Bellinger Stewart Historical Marker — 5339007903 Collier-Moore Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004605 Conroe Historical Marker — 5339007867 Conroe Community Cemetery Cemetery — 7339014405 Conroe Fire of 1911 Historical Marker — 5507017662 Conroe Memorial Park-Mims Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001105 Conroe Oil Field Historical Marker — 5339007869 Conroe Telephone Exchange Historical Marker — 5339012320 Copeland Chapel Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004505 Crane Family Cabin Historical Marker — 5339007870 Crater Hill Historical Marker — 5339007871 Crawford Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004205 Cude Cemetery Cemetery — 7339006905 Danville Cemetery Historical Marker — 5000022688 Cemetery — 7339005905 Danville-Shepherd Hill Cemetery Cemetery — 7339007005 Davis Law Office Historical Marker — 5339007874 Decker Prairie Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507015067 Decker Prairie Cemetery #2 Cemetery — 7339002905 Dr. Charles B. Stewert Cemetery Cemetery — 7339011505 Dry Creek-Grater Cemetery — 7339007705 East River Baptist Church Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002405 Ebenezer Cemetery Cemetery — 7339007305 Elizabeth Shaw Cartwright Cemetery Historical Marker — 5000020048 Enloe Cemetery — 7339004005 Esperanza Historical Marker — 5339007875 Fernland Historical Park Museum Information — 4200001260 First State Bank of Montgomery Historical Marker — 5339007878 Forest Park Cemetery — 7339009605 Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett Historical Marker — 5339007865 Fostoria Cemetery #1 Cemetery — 7339000505 Fostoria Cemetery #2 (Private) Cemetery — 7339008205 Freeman Cemetery Cemetery — 7339000805 Frontier Colonial Home Historical Marker — 5339007901 Garden Park Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001405 George Bell Madeley Cemetery Historical Marker — 5339007883 Golden Gate Cemetery Cemetery — 7339007505 Goodson Cemetery Cemetery — 7339013005 Gorgey Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002805 Griffith Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003705 Griffith Graves Cemetery — 7339015005 Heritage Museum of Montgomery County Museum Information — 4200000097 Hickory Grove Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003305 J. S. Griffith Home Historical Marker — 5339007879 Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery Historical Marker — 5339007899 Cemetery — 7339003905 James Jordan (Jardine) Log House Historical Marker — 5339007882 John English Cemetery Cemetery — 7339007405 John M. Wade Historical Marker — 5339007906 Johnson Cemetery Cemetery — 7339013105 Johnson Road-Votaw Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002205 Jones Chapel Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012405 Keenan Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004705 Kidd Cemetery #1 Cemetery — 7339007905 Kidd Cemetery #2 Cemetery — 7339002305 Kingwood Funeral Home Cemetery — 7339013205 Kirbee Kiln Site National Register Listing — 2073001970 Koonce-Urech Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008005 Lake Creek Settlement Historical Marker — 5507018408 Landrum-Springer Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008305 Lee Allen Grave Cemetery — 7339006605 Lee Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008405 Leonard Grave Cemetery — 7339008505 Lewis Dupree Cemetery Cemetery — 7339006705 Lowery Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008605 M. B. Steger Home Historical Marker — 5339007902 Mabin Alexander Anderson Historical Marker — 5339007863 Madeley Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008705 Magnolia Historical Marker — 5339007884 Historical Marker — 5339007885 Magnolia Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507017449 Cemetery — 7339000105 Magnolia Depot Historical Marker — 5339012233 Major & Margaret Uzzell Graves Cemetery — 7339011805 Mallalieu United Methodist Church Historical Marker — 5507013566 Malone Cemetery — 7339014705 Martin Cemetery No.1 Cemetery — 7339014605 Martin Hill Cemetery Cemetery — 7339005205 Matthew W. Cartwright y Historical Marker — 5339007914 Mausoleum of the Cross Cemetery — 7339013305 Methodist Parsonage Historical Marker — 5339007888 Miller Graves Cemetery — 7339009005 Mink Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009105 Mizell Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002605 Montgomery Baptist Church Building Historical Marker — 5339007889 Montgomery County Historical Marker — 5507014997 Montgomery County, C. S. A. Historical Marker — 5339007890 Montgomery County Courthouse Courthouse (1838) Courthouse (1842) Courthouse (1855) Courthouse (1891) Courthouse (1936) Montgomery County Courthouses Historical Marker — 5507017660 Montgomery Memorial Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507016450 Cemetery — 7339005405 Montgomery United Methodist Church, Site of Historical Marker — 5507014615 Moore Grave Cemetery — 7339009205 Morgan Cemetery Cemetery — 7339000305 Mostyn-Tillis Prairie Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003005 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Historical Marker — 5339007891 Cemetery — 7339005705 Mt. Zion Cemetery — 7339012705 Mt. Zion Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003505 N. H. Davis Cottage Historical Marker — 5339007873 Nat Hart Davis Pioneer Complex and Museum Museum Information — 4200001364 New Bethlehem Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507015224 Cemetery — 7339001005 New Caney Historical Marker — 5339007892 New Cemetery of Montgomery Historical Marker — 5339007893 New Home Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009305 New Montgomery Cemetery Cemetery — 7339005605 Noah Griffith and Esther Wightman Griffith Historical Marker — 5339007881 Oakley-White Oak Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001905 Oakwood Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001205 Oklahoma Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507017450 Cemetery — 7339000205 Oklahoma School Historical Marker — 5339013122 Old Bird Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009405 Old Cemetery #2 (NE of Cook Lake) Cemetery — 7339015505 Old China Grove Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009505 Old Dean Cemetery Cemetery — 7339007105 Old Dr. Wm. P. Powell Home Historical Marker — 5339007895 Old Methodist Cemetery Cemetery — 7339005505 Old Rocky Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009805 Old Smith Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010005 Pate Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003205 Pauluka Gravesite Cemetery — 7339013405 Peterson Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010105 Pilgreen Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010205 Piney Grove Cemetery — 7339003105 Pool's Cemetery Historical Marker — 5507017209 Porter Chapel Cemetery — 7339003805 Post Oak Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002705 Prairie Cemetery Cemetery — 7339013505 Prater Cemetery — 7339012905 Prater Cemetery Cemetery — 7339013605 Presswood-Roberts Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010305 Private Cemetery Cemetery — 7339013705 Ratliff Vault Cemetery — 7339010405 Rayford Rest Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010505 Reaves Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010605 Red Bluff Cemetery Cemetery — 7339009905 Reinhardt Homestead Historical Marker — 5339007897 Reuben Jonathan Palmer Historical Marker — 5339007894 Richard Williams Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012305 Robinson-Brown Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008905 Robinson-McFaddin Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002105 Rose Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010705 Rosewood Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001305 Rosewood Funeral Home Cemetery — 7339013805 Rosewood Memorial Park Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010805 Rosewood Memorial Park Cemetery-North Cemetery — 7339013905 Saddler Cemetery Cemetery — 7339010905 Sanders Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003605 Sapp Cemetery Cemetery — 7339004305 Scotts Ridge Cemetery — 7339005805 Secretaries of State Historical Marker — 5507015190 Security Cemetery Cemetery — 7339000405 Shelton-Smith House Historical Marker — 5339007900 Shepard Hill Catholic Cemetery — 7339014805 Shepherd Drive Methodist Church Historical Marker — 5201010776 Simonton Home Historical Marker — 5507015456 Singleton Cemetery Cemetery — 7339011105 Site of Former Town of Danville Historical Marker — 5339007872 Site of Willis Cigar Factory Historical Marker — 5339007909 Site of the Home of Dr. Charles B. Stewart Historical Marker — 5507013858 Skinner Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002005 Small Private Cemetery Cemetery — 7339014005 Splendora Cemetery Cemetery — 7339002505 Spring Branch Cemetery Cemetery — 7339005305 St. Buelah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery — 7339011205 Steger Cemetery Cemetery — 7339014105 Stowe Cemetery Cemetery — 7339011605 Sugar Hill-Martin Cemetery Cemetery — 7339008805 Sunday-Moore House Historical Marker — 5339007904 Tamina-Sweet Rest Cemetery Cemetery — 7339000605 Telegraph Road Historical Marker — 5339007905 Texas Cemetery Cemetery — 7339014205 Texas Flag Park Museum Information — 4200001177 The Davison Home Historical Marker — 5167007427 The Griffith Homesite and Cemetery Historical Marker — 5339007880 The Isaac Conroe Property Historical Marker — 5339007868 The Old Methodist Churchyard Historical Marker — 5339007887 The Railroad in Montgomery Historical Marker — 5339007896 The Richard Williams Cemetery Historical Marker — 5339007907 The W. A. "Bay" Evans Home Historical Marker — 5339007876 Thomas Chapel United Methodist Church Historical Marker — 5339012608 Town of Montgomery Historical Marker — 5339007916 Travis-Turner Cemetery Cemetery — 7339011705 Turner Family Cemetery — 7339014305 Turner-Simmons Cemetery Cemetery — 7339011005 Turner-Thomas Cemetery Cemetery — 7339003405 Two Single Graves Cemetery — 7339011905 Union Grove Cemetery Cemetery — 7339006005 Unknown Cemetery #1 Cemetery — 7339004405 Unknown Cemetery #2 Cemetery — 7339006105 Unknown Grave (Steger Lane) Cemetery — 7339015605 Vick’s Cemetery Cemetery — 7339000705 Waller Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012005 Weaver Memorial Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012105 West Fork of The San Jacinto River Historical Marker — 5339007898 Whispering Pines Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012205 Wiggins Family Cemetery — 7339015205 Wilburton Cemetery — 7339015305 William Cartwright Historical Marker — 5339007915 William S. Taylor Historical Marker — 5339007917 William Womack Home Historical Marker — 5339007912 Willis Historical Marker — 5339007908 Willis Cemetery Cemetery — 7339001605 Willis Male and Female College Historical Marker — 5339007910 Willis Methodist Church Historical Marker — 5339007911 Willis Rest Haven Cemetery — 7339001505 Womack-Cawthorn-Sturges Cemetery Cemetery — 7339005105 Womack Cemetery Cemetery — 7339014505 Womack-Springer Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012505 Wood Cemetery Cemetery — 7339012605 Wood-Valda Home Historical Marker — 5339007913 Yell Cemetery #1 Cemetery — 7339005005 Yell Cemetery #2 Cemetery — 7339004905 unknown #6 (Carver Sch) Cemetery — 7339012805 Montgomery County Markers Home of the Lone Star Flag The Texas Lone Star flag was designed by Montgomery County resident, Dr. Charles B. Stewart. Dr. Stewart signed the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as designing the Texas flag. The flag was officially designated in 1839. On May 30, 1997 Governor George W. Bush signed House Resolution 1123 recognizing the county for its heritage as the birthplace of the Lone Star flag. This project is supported by funds from the city of conroe commission on arts and culture conroe service league Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Established in 1901, the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church has served the Black community of Conroe, Texas for 120 years. Addison-Gandy House The Addison-Gandy House was built for John Britton Addison and his wife Martha Bowe Davis Addison around 1892. Local craftsmen Robert and John Carpenter constructed the residence out of pine and cypress timbers. Today, the facade is unchanged with its detailed Victorian gingerbread port railing. It is a one story "L" shaped cottage with a gabled roof and a front porch supported by plain square posts and decorative brackets. Read more... Algernon Texas Alexander Algernon Alexander is internationally recognized as a father of Texas Blues. Born into abject poverty on September 12, 1900 in Jewett, Leon County, Texas, Algernon was raised in Richards, Texas, by his grandmother, Sally Beavers. While working in the cotton fields and for the railroad, Alexander learned the "Blues," a new expressive style of emotional and spiritual music sung by African Americans. Alexander made over 69 recordings for Okeh and Vocalion records as "Texas" Alexander. Conroe Service League Conroe Service League began in 1955 with 12 enterprising women who made a difference in their community by forming one of the first organizations in the county to help the needy and disadvantaged children. The women were pioneers that effected change for the underserved in the community. They were instrumental in establishing the Heritage Museum. Local women have followed in their footsteps using their guiding principles and ideals to continue their legacy. Grogan-Cochran House The Grogan-Cochran house was built in 1924 by James G. Grogan, Sr., who was prominent in the lumber industry at that time. This single-story frame house was built for his family in the Texas Bungalow architectural style that was common during the early 1900's. The house was constructed with wooden shiplap walls and floors from local pine produced at the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company sawmill. The house was originally located near downtown Conroe at 615 North Thompson. Strake-Gray Oilfield House The Strake-Gray Oilfield House was purchased by George Strake, Sr. for his first oilfield superintendent in 1938. The house was originally located at 11585 Duffey Road off FM 1314. It represents the typical front gable single story bungalow-style house of the period. It is unique in that it is of portable construction, meaning it was prefabricated. It is believed that the house was ordered from a Sears and Roebuck Catalogue, shipped by rail in pieces, transported to the oilfield, Read More Sanders Cemetery Julius J. Sanders was born in Jones County, GA in 1836. He and his wife Sarah Torvah moved to Texas in 1872 after serving in the Civil War. Julius was a circuit preacher for the Methodist Church and traveled to many towns in Montgomery County preaching the gospel. In 1875, he acquired 59 acres in the W. Hillhouse Survey establishing his homestead and family cemetery. he was one of the first Methodist Ministers in Magnolia and helped build the first Methodist Church building. Shepard's Barber Shop This is the oldest barber shop in continuous use in Montgomery County. The building was known locally as the "Little Jack West Building" when constructed by Pete West about 1914. It was first used as a barber shop by Henry Williamson in about 1922 and then in 1938 by Stovall Thomas. Bob Shepard purchased the building from Waren Stubblefield in 2000. The building's exterior was restored in 2007. WA & Gertrude Dean Home The Dean family were one of the prominent mercantile and community leaders of Magnolia in the early 1900s. In 1919, W.A. (Willie) Dean constructed this house and completed it a year later in time for his wedding to Gertrude Crook. They lived in this house until Willie's death in 1963. This home is a typical one-story house popular in the early 1900s. It was constructed of pine and hardwoods milled at a Magnolia sawmill. The Dean home is an excellent example of typical 20th century small housing. Show More Montgomery County Historical Commission Montgomery County Historical Commission c/o Larry Foerster, Chairman 414 West Phillips St., Suite 100 Conroe, TX 77301 Purpose and Mission To discover, circulate information pertinent to the historical identity of Montgomery County. To cooperate with other organizations in preserving the history and heritage of Texas.

  • Gallery | MCHC

    Montgomery County Historical Commission " Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag " Home About Events Work History Gallery Contact More Image Gallery Gallery 1 The photos presented are courtesy of the History Task Force. Gallery 2 The photos presented are courtesy of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Share your Pictures Share your pictures and your stories with us! Upload Files here. ​ To Contribute: To contribute images to this gallery, insert images to the folder and note that in contributing images, you are releasing them to be shared on the website. Thank you. Gallery

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