Conroe is the seat of Montgomery County and is known as the "Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag." In 1839, the state Legislature adopted resident Dr. Charles B. Stewart's design as the official state flag.
The centerpiece of the area is Lake Conroe, which allows jet skiing, fly boarding, kayaking, canoeing and boating. Resorts, campgrounds and marinas dot the shore.
Conroe has eleven golf courses with more than 162 challenging holes. Downtown offers shopping, arts and restaurants, plus two live performance theatres--the restored Vaudeville theatre, The Crighton Theatre,and the Art Deco inspired Owen Theatre.
Events include the Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo, Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, Lonestar Throwdown, Concours dElegance of Texas, and Sounds of Texas Music Series.