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Montgomery County, Texas

Montgomery County Texas
US county information
NameMontgomery County
US Area
Total Area1077 sq mi (2789.4 km2)
Land Area1044 sq mi (2704 km2)
Water Area33 sq mi (85.5 km2)
Population455746 (2010)
Density163/km2 (422.2/sq mi)

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Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area. The county was created by an act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837. The county was named for the town of Montgomery, Texas. In 2000, its population was 293,768. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Montgomery County's population to be 455,746, a 55.14% growth rate in the ten years from the last U.S. Census-making the county the 24th fastest-growing county in the United States. The seat of the county is Conroe.Montgomery county is officially the birthplace of the Texas flag. The actual design of the Lone Star Flag remained a mystery until the Texas House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1123 in 1997 commemorating Montgomery County as the flag's official birthplace. Dr. Charles B. Stewart is credited with creating the inspirational banner of the State of Texas.

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