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Montgomery County Texas Confirmed as the Birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag


On June 27, 1997 Montgomery County Texas dignitaries met to observe the official declaration of the resolution that Montgomery County was the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag. Officials and dignitaries were: Judge Barb Sadler; County Commissioners Mike Meador, Jim Simmons & Malcolm Purvis; Mayor of Conroe, Carter Moore & other mayors of Montgomery County cities; Members of the Montgomery County, Texas Chambers of Commerce; and Curator Gertie Spencer, along with the Heritage Museum Board of Directors and invited guests.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Museum worked very hard to find sufficient evidence to prove Charles B. Stewart was the actual designer of the Lone Star Flag, and deserve credit for this feat.

House of Representatives Bob Rabuck, who was instrumental in presenting the bill to the Legislature, read the following Resolution signed by Gov. George Bush on May 30, 1997:


BILL TEXT REPORT 6/20/97 L18030c



"WHEREAS, The Lone Star Flag, with its vibrant fields of red, white, and blue and a single inset star, has served as a proud symbol of Texas since 1839; and

WHEREAS, At the request of President Mirabeau B. Lamar, Dr. Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery County created this inspirational banner, and the elegant simplicity of his design truly exemplified the united will of the citizens of the new Republic of Texas; and

WHEREAS, After winning approval by a committee of six signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and then Congress, the Lone Star Flag was officially designated in 1839, and since that time it has graced flagpoles across the state of Texas; and

WHEREAS, Following Dr. Stewart‘s passing, his flag sketch and other materials were handed down first to his son, Edmund, and later to his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart Fling, who donated them to the State Archives in Austin in order to preserve her grandfather’s historic works for current and future generations of Texans; and

WHEREAS, In recognition of Dr. Stewart’s timeless contribution to our state’s heritage, a history of the flag documentation was created for permanent display at the Montgomery County Heritage Museum in Conroe; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Charles B. Stewart’s design of the Lone Star Flag created in cloth and in color an embodiment of the spirit and will of the people of Texas, and his work remains a great source of pride to the people of Montgomery County today, nearly 150 years after its creation; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 7th Texas Legislature hereby officially commemorate Montgomery County as the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag.

I certify that H. R. No. 1123 was adopted by the House on May 30, 1997 by a non-record vote. Signed Chief Clerk of the House."

Judge Sadler announced that an 80 foot flag pole will be installed at the entrance to the Heritage Museum on Interstate 45, Conroe, Texas. It will carry a giant Texas flag, illuminated with floodlights.

Texas Flags may be purchased from the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County Texas.


Aren't We Proud!!!!!!

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County Texas has created and published a fantastic Pictorial History of Montgomery County, Texas entitled Montgomery County, Texas: Picture of A Dream Coming True. ISBN 0-89865-997-3  Take a trip back in time as you view this book. It is 8-1/2 x 11" limited edition, 192-page  hard-cover volume, with a full-color collage dust jacket, 289 photographs - many never  before published. Price $34.95 + $2.88 sales tax. Order from Heritage Museum of Montgomery County Texas, I-45, Conroe, TX 77301 or call 936-539-6873 to order your copies today!


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