Montgomery is located at the junction of State Highway 105 and Farm Road 149, near the southwestern edge of the Sam Houston National Forest, fifteen miles west of Conroe and fifty miles northwest of Houston in western Montgomery County. It traces its origins to June 4, 1825, when Stephen F. Austin signed a second empresario contract with the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas to settle 500 additional families in what would become known as Austin’s second colony. Under this contract, Austin granted land to sixteen colonists between the West Fork of the San Jacinto River and the stream known as Lake Creek in 1831. One of these colonists was John Corner who received a league of land (4,428.4 acres) on May 10, 1831. Within two years of the arrival of the colonists, the settlement had become known as the Lake Creek Settlement, the earliest Anglo-American settlement in present-day Montgomery County.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Pop. Year Source
1,948 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,156 2019 Texas Demographic Center
621 2010 United States Census Bureau
489 2000 United States Census Bureau
356 1990 United States Census Bureau