Montgomery County Texas
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS.
The Woodlands is a community west of Interstate Highway 45 and eleven
miles south of Conroe in southern Montgomery County. In 1972 the Mitchell
Energy and Development Corporation,qv as a response to the
growth of nearby Houston, began to build, on 23,000 acres, a planned
community called The Woodlands. The first homes were ready for purchase in
1974, and by 1980 the community had a population of 11,197, six schools,
six parks, five churches, and a public library. About 160 companies had
opened offices there by 1981. In 1990 The Woodlands numbered 29,205
Montgomery County Genealogical Society, Montgomery County History
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter, 1981).