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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.mctx.org/ Montgomery County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Main PO Box 959<br> Conroe, Texas 77305-0959<br> Phone: 936.539.7885<br><br> County Clerk has birth, death and burial records<br> from 1903, marriage, probate and land records<br> from 1838 and court records from 1929; District<br> Clerk has divorce records from 1914<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>Montgomery county has had three county seats: Montgomery, 1837-1874, Willis, 1874-1880, Montgomery 1880-1889, Conroe, 1889-present.
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The first Montgomery County Courthouse, built in Montgomery in 1838 was a two-room log structure. It was replaced in 1842 with a two-story building made of hand-hewn lumber. In 1855 a large Greek Revival style brick courthouse was built in Montgomery.
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After Conroe became the county seat, a Greek Revival style courthouse designed by Eugene T. Heiner was built in 1891. In 1936, the current courthouse, a modern style stone building opened. The courthouse was extensively remodeled in 1965. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Montgomery County http://www3.historictexas.net/montgomery-county-texas</ref>
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Montgomery County Courthouse<br>501 North Thompson Suite 401<br>Conroe, Texas 77301<br>(936)756-0571 or (281)364-4200
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County Clerk - Mark Turnbull<br>210 W. Davis (Hwy 105)<br>P.O. Box 959<br>Conroe, Texas 77305<br>936-539-7885<br>Fax: 936-760-6990
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[http://www.co.montgomery.tx.us/ Montgomery County Government Website]
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Washington|Washington]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Conroe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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'''1837 -- '''Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Washington|Washington]] County.<br><br>'''County seat:''' Conroe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/ Montgomery County Texas Geographical History]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]]  
 
*[[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]]  
*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]  
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*[[Harris County, Texas|Harris]]  
 
*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
 
*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
 
*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]  
 
*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]  
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*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]
 
*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]
  
==== Resources  ====
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== Resources  ==
  
 
*[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/ Montgomery County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/ Montgomery County TXGenWeb site]  
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/TX_Montgomery.html Montgomery County at KindredTrails]
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/TX_Montgomery.html Montgomery County at KindredTrails]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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General pages and sites.
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb: Montgomery County Cemeteries]
  
==== [http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/birthplace.htm '''Montgomery County Birthplace of the Texas Flag''']  ====
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Individual cemeteries.  
  
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'''[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb listings]'''
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159934 Montgomery New Cemetery, Montgomery]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158731 Scott's Ridge Cemetery, Montgomery]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158729 Smith Memorial Park Cemetery, Willis]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104179 White Oak Cemetery, Porter]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
''[http://www.countygenweb.com/TxMontgomery/gandy_a_history_of_montgomery_county.htm A History of Montgomery County, Texas]'', by William H. Gandy.<br> <br>[http://texashistorypage.com/Early_History_of_Historic_Montgomery_County,_Texas.html The Early History of Historic Montgomery County, Texas], by Kameron Searle
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*''A History of Montgomery County, Texas,'' by William H. Gandy.
 
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**[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/gandy_a_history_of_montgomery_county.htm Searchable Digital book on line] at the Montgomery County TXGenWeb site.
[http://www.montgomerycountynews.net/archive01/I've%20Been%20Thinking.htm <br>I've Been Thinking About!] by Narcissa Martin Boulware <br>from Montgomery County News<br><br>[http://texashistorypage.com/Lake_Creek_Settlement.html History of the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas and The Founding of <br>the Town of Montgomery in July,1837,] by Kameron Searle<br>
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**[http://www.archive.org/details/AHistoryOfMontgomeryCountyTexas Digital book on line] at archive.org.
 
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*''The Choir Invisible: An Early History of Montgomery County,'' by the Montgomery Historical Society.
[http://texashistorypage.com/Creation_of_Montgomery_County.html Creation of Montgomery County, Texas], Kameron Searle
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*''The History of Montgomery County,'' 1975, by Robin Navarro Montgomery.  
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*''Montgomery County History,'' 1981, by the Montgomery County Genealogical Society.  
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*[http://texashistorypage.com/Early_History_of_Historic_Montgomery_County,_Texas.html The Early History of Historic Montgomery County, Texas] by Kameron Searle  
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*[http://www.montgomerycountynews.net/archive01/I've%20Been%20Thinking.htm I've Been Thinking About!] by Narcissa Martin Boulware, on Montgomery County News  
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*[http://texashistorypage.com/Lake_Creek_Settlement.html History of the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas and The Founding of the Town of Montgomery in July,1837] by Kameron Searle  
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*[http://texashistorypage.com/Creation_of_Montgomery_County.html Creation of Montgomery County, Texas] Kameron Searle  
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/birthplace.htm Montgomery County Birthplace of the Texas Flag]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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[http://www.hcnonline.com/courier/ The Courier Newspaper of Montgomery County]  
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*[http://www.hcnonline.com/courier/ The Courier&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.montgomerycountynews.net/archive01/index.htm Montgomery County News&nbsp;]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.mcgandhs.com/ Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society]  
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*[http://www.mcgandhs.com Montgomery County Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/ Humble Area Genealogical Society] <br>Following ancestral footsteps in and around Atascocita, Crosby, Huffman, Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Splendora, and Humble, Texas.
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/txmontgomery/societies.htm Montgomery County&nbsp;Societies]
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*[http://www.countylibrary.org/ Montgomery County Memorial Library System]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
[http://www.countylibrary.org/ Montgomery County Memorial Library System]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Conroe Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montgomery|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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Montgomery County Courthouse
301 N Main PO Box 959
Conroe, Texas 77305-0959
Phone: 936.539.7885

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records
from 1903, marriage, probate and land records
from 1838 and court records from 1929; District
Clerk has divorce records from 1914[1]

Montgomery county has had three county seats: Montgomery, 1837-1874, Willis, 1874-1880, Montgomery 1880-1889, Conroe, 1889-present.

The first Montgomery County Courthouse, built in Montgomery in 1838 was a two-room log structure. It was replaced in 1842 with a two-story building made of hand-hewn lumber. In 1855 a large Greek Revival style brick courthouse was built in Montgomery.

After Conroe became the county seat, a Greek Revival style courthouse designed by Eugene T. Heiner was built in 1891. In 1936, the current courthouse, a modern style stone building opened. The courthouse was extensively remodeled in 1965. [2]

Montgomery County Courthouse
501 North Thompson Suite 401
Conroe, Texas 77301
(936)756-0571 or (281)364-4200

County Clerk - Mark Turnbull
210 W. Davis (Hwy 105)
P.O. Box 959
Conroe, Texas 77305
936-539-7885
Fax: 936-760-6990

Montgomery County Government Website

History

Parent County

1837 -- Montgomery County was created 14 December 1837 from Washington County.

County seat: Conroe [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns and Cities:  Conroe  |  Cut and Shoot  |  Houston  |  Magnolia  |  Montgomery  |  Oak Ridge North  |  Panorama Village  |  Patton Village  |  Roman Forest  |  Shenandoah  |  Splendora  |  Stagecoach  |  Woodbranch  |  Woodloch  |  Willis  
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Dobbin  |  Imperial Oaks  |  New Caney  |  Porter  |  Tamina  |  Spring  |  The Woodlands  

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

General pages and sites.

Individual cemeteries.

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montgomery County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Montgomery County http://www3.historictexas.net/montgomery-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).