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Montgomery, Texas

Known as the "Birthplace of the Texas flag," Montgomery was established in 1827 as the second of Stephen F. Austin's colonies. Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart, a resident of the town from 1838 to 1885, designed the first Republic of Texas flag and official seal, which was approved by the legislature and President Mirabeau B. Lamar in 1839. Dr. Stewart was the Republic's first Secretary of State and the first to sign Texas' Declaration of Independence.

More than 30 historic homes and buildings are located throughout Montgomery. A self-guided City Tour Guide is available for visitors interested in taking driving or walking tours. Private tours are also available through the Montgomery Historical Society.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Nathan H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum

An example of a pioneer home, the Davis log house was originally built in 1851 for local attorney Nathan H. Davis. Furniture and household belongings reflect the period 1850 to 1890. Adjacent to the museum is the Davis Law Office, built in 1845, which served as Davis'

Montgomery, TX Museums


Fish Creek Golf Club -Back Nine

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Montgomery, TX Golf Courses

Fish Creek Golf Club -West Nine

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
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Montgomery, TX Golf Courses

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club -Miller

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Montgomery, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Montgomery, TX

Old North Church

Believed to be oldest union church in Texas; several denominations worshiped here. First was Baptist service held under a tre...

Harmony Hill Ghost Town

Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43, The Harmony Hill Ghost Town was important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. B...

Shelby County Museum

Shelby County, one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas, is rich in history. The museum, a three-building comple...

Ellen Trout Zoo and Park

Fully accredited zoo shows a wide variety of animals and birds; known for its breeding programs for West African crowned cran...

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance is 14 miles southeast on U.S. 69. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, s...