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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Conroe.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Conroe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conroe and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Conroe:
    • 30.320528, -95.467640
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Conroe
       
  • Waymarking ...

    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com
       

Communities Also Named Conroe ...

We have found one communities that share the name Conroe.

Within Texas, the name Conroe is unique.

Beyond Texas, there is another community also named Conroe in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Indiana

      • Tippecanoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Conroe [Tippecanoe County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Conroe ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Cut and Shoot

      • Cut and Shoot lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cut and Shoot
    • Danville (Historic)

      • Danville was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Danville
    • Egypt

      • Egypt lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Egypt
    • Five Oaks

      • Five Oaks [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Five Oaks
    • Four Corners

      • Four Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Four Corners
    • Karen

      • Karen lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Karen
    • Londonderry

      • Londonderry [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Londonderry
    • Oklahoma

      • Oklahoma lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Oklahoma
    • Panorama Village

      • Panorama Village lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Panorama Village
    • Security

      • Security lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Security
    • Sleepy Hollow

      • Sleepy Hollow lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Conroe
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sleepy Hollow

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Conroe. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...

    • Steve Forest     (Actor)
    • Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.     (Producer, director, aviator, businessman)

      • Producer, director, aviator, businessman. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Humble is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Conroe.
      • Houston is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the south of Conroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.<3>
    • Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.     (Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist)

      • Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Humble is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Conroe.
      • Houston is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the south of Conroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.<3>
    • Dwight Jones     (Professional basketball)

      • Professional basketball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 1952 and died in The Woodlands (Texas) on Monday July 25, 2016 at the age of 64. He is buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Houston is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the south of Conroe.
      • The Woodlands is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Conroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight Jones<3>
    • Slater 'Dugie' Martin     (Professional basketball)

      • Professional basketball. He was born in Elmina (Texas) on Thursday October 22, 1925 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday October 18, 2012 at the age of 87. He is buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Elmina is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Conroe.
      • Houston is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the south of Conroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slater 'Dugie' Martin<3>

How Far From Conroe to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Conroe to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Conroe and extending to:

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    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Conroe to Austin, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 6 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,062 miles [11,365.2 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,785 miles [12,528.7 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,660 miles [9,108.9 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Montgomery County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Conroe: www.cityofconroe.org/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Conroe could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Conroe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Conroe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Conroe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3205, Longitude: -95.4676     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Conroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Conroe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.735 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.755 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.343 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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