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Montgomery County – Birthplace of the Texas Flag

Montgomery County was the third county created by the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837.  It is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States with over 600,000 residents.  Geographically, the county spans over 1,000 square miles.  This vibrant, progressive county has something distinctive to offer everyone: fishing, camping, golfing, water sports, cultural events, civic/service opportunities, quality education, atmosphere for good health, and unique dining and shopping. Completed in 1973, Lake Conroe was designed to meet future industrial, agricultural, and municipal water needs as well as a recreational haven.

At one time, the economy was driven by farming, timber, and oil. After the Civil War, agriculture developed with cotton and tobacco being grown with a strong timber industry. A number of territorial changes, the development of the railroad, and finally an election in May, 1899 moved the county seat from Montgomery to Conroe, where it remains today.

On May 27, 1997, Montgomery County was officially named the “Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag” by the state legislature. The western city of Montgomery was the residence of Dr. Charles B. Stewart who designed the flag in 1839 for the Republic of Texas. Other major communities in the county include The Woodlands and Shenandoah to the south, Willis to the north, Magnolia to the southwest, Splendora, Porter, and New Caney to the east. Each of these areas have unique qualities making them appealing to all who choose to visit and live here.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Montgomery County

The goal of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Montgomery County is to provide quality relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to it residents. Educational programs are developed and targeted by a diverse volunteer base that gives leadership through our Leadership Advisory Board and program area committees.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension staff are strive to meet your educational needs and requests. Specific areas of program emphasis includes: Water Quality and Conservation, Quality of Life, Resource and Emergency Management, Youth Education, and Nutrition and Wellness.

The Leadership Advisory Board has adopted the motto of “The Place to Go When You Need To Know” which reinforces the Extension vision of “Help Texans Better Their Lives.” This webpage should provide you with some very useful information, but more importantly give you a better understanding of what Extension can offer you. If the information you find is helpful, but you need more, please call or email the office to receive more in-depth information on your topic of interest. Look at this website as the front door to a world of practical knowledge at your fingertips.