Grangerland, Texas

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Grangerland
Unincorporated community
Grangerland welcome sign
Grangerland welcome sign
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMontgomery County
Zip code
77306, 77302

Grangerland is an unincorporated community in east central Montgomery County, Texas, United States. Grangerland is located at the intersection of F.M. 3083 and F.M. 2090, about 30 miles north of Houston and 10 miles southeast of Conroe.[1]

History[edit]

In 1907, Dr. Edwin Granger purchased land in what is now known as "Grangerland" with the intention of starting a community in the area.[2] Dr. Granger and his fellow settlers made their living by farming cotton, selling lumber, and cutting railroad ties.[1][2]

In 1931, during the Texas oil boom, oil was discovered in the area. To accommodate the influx of oil workers, Don D. Granger, Dr. Edwin Granger's son, built a group of houses called, "Granger's Camp."[1][2] As the area continued to expand in the 1940s and 50s, the area surrounding the camp became known as "Grangerland."

Government[edit]

As an unincorporated community, local administrative responsibilities are managed by Montgomery County, precinct 4. The current commissioner for precinct 4 is Jim Clark.[3] Caney Creek Fire and Rescue operates a fire station within the community.[4]

In the Texas State Senate, Grangerland is in District 4, represented by Republican Brandon Creighton. In the Texas House of Representatives, Grangerland is in District 3, represented by Republican Cecil Bell, Jr. [5]

In the United States Senate, the entire state of Texas is represented by Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. In the United States House of Representatives, Grangerland is in District 8, represented by Republican Kevin Brady.[5]

Education[edit]

Caney Creek High School, Conroe ISD.

Grangerland students attend schools in the Conroe Independent School District.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grangerland, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ a b c Grangerland...One Man's Dream East Montgomery Historical Society. Accessed on June 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Commissioner Precinct 4 Montgomery County, Texas. Accessed on June 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Fire Station Locations Caney Creek Fire and Rescue. Accessed on June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Who Represents Me? Districts by Zip (77306) Texas Legislative Council. Accessed on June 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Maps and Zones Conroe ISD. Accessed on June 17, 2017.

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Coordinates: 30°15′10″N 95°19′46″W / 30.25278°N 95.32944°W / 30.25278; -95.32944