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Conroe is a city in Texas, United States. It is the seat of Montgomery County and falls within metropolitan area. This city is about 40mi north of Houston.As of 2016, the city population was 82,286, up from 36,811 in 2000. According to the Census Bureau, Conroe was the fastest-growing large city in the United States between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.HistoryThe city is named after Northern-born Union Cavalry officer and Houston lumberman Isaac Conroe. Conroe founded a sawmill there in 1881. The city originally gained in wealth due to the lumber and oil industries. Originally named "Conroe's Switch", the area saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demands on the piney wood forest of the area.During the 1930s, because of oil profits, the city boasted more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city, though only briefly. Elvis Presley performed at the high school football field on August 24, 1955. After the construction of Interstate 45, many Houstonians began to settle communities around Conroe.Within the first decade of the 21st century the city attracted a great deal of new residents from the Houston area. Renée C. Lee said that Conroe around 2002 was "a sleepy, backwater town 40 miles north of Houston" and that at the time, Conroe city officials needed to use financial incentives to attract home developers to Conroe. Lee said that for a three-year period ending in 2007, Conroe became a hotbed of construction of new houses.GeographyConroe is at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.9sqmi, of which, 37.8sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it is water.Conroe is in Texas. Plan your trip to Conroe and other United States destinations using our handy United States online trip builder.
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