Morning Star Builders is proud to be building custom homes in Montgomery, TX and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.
Birth Place of The Lone Star Flag
The city of Montgomery, Texas is most popularly known as the birthplace of the Texas Flag. It was here in 1839 that Montgomery’s most famous son, Dr. Charles B. Stewart submitted a design, which became known as the Lone Star Flag. In honor of his contribution, the 75th legislature of the House of Representatives in 1997 commemorated Montgomery as the official birthplace of the state flag.
Montgomery, Texas is also known as one of the oldest cities in the state. It is relatively small – just about 2 square miles, and home to more than fifty thousand people. The 175th anniversary of the founding of the city was held on July 2012. W.W. Shepperd established the town in the center of the Lake Creek Settlement on July 1837. Sheppard and his business partner, John Wyatt Moody, named the town Montgomery.
The city saw its first major urban development in 1900 with the establishment of a number of mercantile stores, hotels, and railroad access. Professionals migrated to the city. Lawyers, doctors and dentists established the small community as a place to settle and start both family and business.
Montgomery is a part of the Montgomery Independent School District. For the 2011-2012 school year, there are 6,892 students in the 8 campuses in the school district that stretches far beyond the Montgomery city limits, to almost all the way around Lake Conroe, with part of the east coast of the lake in Willis and Conroe districts. Average SAT scores is 1505; average ACT score is 22.8, and only 0.2% dropout rate. Of the 442 teaching staff, 95 have advanced degrees; the average years of teaching experience for teachers is 14.27 years.
Montgomery County Memorial Library System operates the Charles B. Stewart West Branch at 202 Bessie Price Owen Drive.
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE
Daiquiri Cabana – Must try their Miami Vice and White Russian. Nice place to have drinks and they serve the best fried pickles in the city.
Cozy Grape – One of the best places to eat, they have diverse menu choices and the daily lunch and weekend specials are absolutely must-trys. If you are new in town try their enchilada with fried egg on top and their delectable French Onion soup.
Big Bertha’s – if you’ve got a craving for burgers and fries then Big Bertha’s will satisfy. Great food, lively atmosphere and friendly service.
FUN THINGS TO EXPERIENCE IN MONTGOMERY
Cedar Brake Park – take a scenic and quiet walk around the 1/3 mile path. The park is host to the Pioneers of Montgomery Statue that features Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart, creator of the Lone Star Texas flag. Rent the John A. Butler Pavilion for your private events and parties.
Fernland Historical Park – if you want to know what it was like back in the early days of Montgomery then this park will tell you all about its rich history. You can enjoy a quiet walk all by your lonesome or schedule an official tour.
Nat H. Davis Museum Complex – constructed when Texas was still a republic (1845). The museum also served as the home of Mr. Davis until 1851 when he married and moved to a house next to the museum.
Montgomery, Texas truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Montgomery, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.