Conroe is located 40 miles (64km north of Houston) and is the county seat. It is the main city of Houston-Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX-Sugar Land metropolitan area.
According to the Census Bureau, Conroe was America’s largest urban area that grew accelerated between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016. Conroe’s population was 98.081 in 2021. This is 56.207 more than it was in 2010.
Many residents came from the Houston area to the city in the first ten years of the 21st century. Renee C. Lee stated Conroe was in 2002 a “sleepy backwater community” and that Conroe officials needed to offer financial incentives for home developers. Between 2003 and 2006, Conroe was the hub of new house construction. Conroe saw an increase in population, from 36.811 people in 2000 to 56.207 in 2010.
It was named after Isaac Conroe (a Northern-born Union Cavalry officer) born in Houston. Conroe founded a sawmill here in 1881. The city’s first industries to prosper were lumber and oil. This area was called “Conroe’s Switch” in its early days. It saw an influx of residents in the late 19th century due to the lumber demand from the piney wood forest.
Conroe Mill School was established in this growing community in 1886. Joe Winters was a black man who was shot to death on the courthouse steps.
George W. Strake discovered the Conroe Oil Field for the first time. The Cockfield Formation, approximately 5,000ft deep (1.500m), produced natural gas and distillate. The second well produced 1200 BOPD in 1932. By 1935, the field had already produced 40,000,000 barrels.
In the 1930s, more millionaires per capita lived in this city than any other U.S. metropolitan area. But that was only briefly. After the completion of Interstate 45, many Houstonians settled in Conroe.
The Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm
Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm was the first commercially-operated blueberry farm in Texas. Since the mid-1970s, we have been in operation. Blueberries organically are one of the most expensive fruits in the supermarket. They are so delicious that we try to find ways to buy them without spending too much. You can handpick unlimited quantities of all-natural berries. Texans have good news: The Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm, Houston, will be open again for visitors in May.
- You can pick 20 varieties of Southern Rabbiteye Blueberries from 20 acres.
- Don’t forget to pick some more! You can also pick fresh strawberries at a nearby flower farm this spring.
- You can make a quick stop at the farm, located between Kingwood and Woodlands.
- You can also visit the nearby farms, including the one with llamas.
- Pick up a pound and fill your buckets with handpicked goodies. Even the buckets can be used. You can also try out free samples, and there is no entry fee.
- You will not use credit cards or debit cards at the farm. They remain true to their roots. Please bring cash or a check.
- You can be confident that they don’t use pesticides on berries.
- They are usually open from May to the middle of July. For the ultimate red, white and blue experience, they are even open on July 4.
- They are usually open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Each season is unique, so make sure you keep checking their FB page.
On 20 acres, there are twenty varieties of blueberries, including Premier, Brightwell, and Climax. There is no entrance fee. You are only charged for the items you choose. Sampling is allowed. You can get buckets, picnic tables, and restroom facilities. Soft drinks and water can be purchased. Pesticides are not used.
Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm is a great option if you’re looking for a fun day trip. The farm has something for everyone, like blueberry picking. Be sure to stop by and enjoy some fresh fruit this summer!