Places In Our History

Places in Texas

 

Montgomery County

EARLY MONTGOMERY COUNTY
LAKE CREEK SETTLEMENT
COUSHATTA TRACE
Harley Gandy Montgomery Co Chapter_2

Transportation in Early Montgomery County

Montgomery County Trans_Sys_1836-1936~
RAILROADS IN TEXAS
Paris Houston Highway
History of Texas Highways
HISTORY OF STEAMBOATS IN TEXAS
Bid by El Paso Bridge and Iron for 6 bridges (March 8 1910)
Bankhead-History

Conroe

REMEMBERING OLD DOWNTOWN CONROE
CISD
CONROE
1946 Picture of Conroe
CONROE OILFIELD

Willis

WILLIS
WILLIS CIGAR FACTORY
willis_centennial_1870-1970-b

Old Danville 

DANVILLE  https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/art

The following article, Road Less Traveled, pages 35 – 50, provides an excellent accounting of Danville families that migrated into Montgomery Co in the 1840’s.  1850 Membership in the Danville Baptist Church is provide from the Baptist Church records.  A letter from Jacob Besser, resident of Danville, to family describes conditions and situation at the time.

A Road Less Traveled_ Or Some Antebellum Arrivals to Texas Out o
Danville Baptist Church  1850 MEMBERS
Besser Letter
NOTARIAL DOC WALKER CO 1850

Over time, the exact location of Old Danville was lost. The original filed town plat was available, but there were no references for an exact location.  A team of researchers put a proof together for the exact location. Many of the family properties are indicated on the Danville A 26 and the Woods Plantation maps.  These two maps were made by two researchers working independently.  They match quite well.  A-26 was focused on exact location of the Town of Danville, the other was focused on Wood’s plantation.  The proof and the location follows:

Danville _ Proof of Location
DANVILLE LOCATION A 26
Filed Plat of Danville
DANVILLE LOTS
Eastern Side of Danville
Spiller Plat with Well and Danville lot boundaries indicated

Greenwood Plantation – Green Wood’s Plantation occupied much of the lands west of the Danville area. Plantation is shown below.  The plantation ledgers over a 16 year period provide a very detailed and accurate accounting of families, transactions, weather, crops, etc.  A truly amazing insight into the time and location.

COVER PAGE GWP LEDGER
GWP DOCUMENTATION
Pic Green Wood
GWP 022 4.14 1850 LEDGER ENTRY
GWP 0033 6.23 1850 LEDGER ENTRY
Map Woods Plantation
Woods Plantation2

Towns and Locations

BAY’S CHAPEL
BEACH
BOBVILLE
COWL SPUR
CUT AND SHOOT
DACUS
DECKER PRAIRIE
DOBBIN
EGYPT
ESPERANZA
FOSTORIA
FOUR CORNERS
GRANGERLAND
KAREN
KEENAN
LEONIDAS
MAGNOLIA
MONTGOMERY
MOSTYN
OKLAHOMA
PINEHURST
NEW CANEY
PORTER
RAYFORD
RYALS
SECURITY
SHENANDOAH
SPLENDORA
STAGECOACH
TAMINA
TEDDY
THE WOODLANDS
WIGGINSVILLE