Conroe, Texas

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Conroe is a suburban city 40 miles north of Houston, TX in the gulf coastal plains/piney woods region of southeast Texas.

It is the seat of Montgomery County and falls within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 36,811 (though a 2009 estimate placed the population at 53,000.)

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History

The city is named after northern born, Southern Cavalry officer, and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe.[4] Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881.[4] The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named "Conroe's Switch",[4] the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.[4]

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