The city got its name after Isaac Conroe, the Union Cavalry officer and lumberman who found a watermill in the place that became Conroe. The city began to grow quickly due to rapid industrial development. The main part of the city’s residents worked in the oil and lumber industries. For a short period in the 1930s, the local industry was so powerful that the city was one of the wealthiest cities in the country.
Today, Conroe is a densely populated suburb with a low crime level that offers its residents and visitors safety and great educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.