East Montgomery County Historical Society
Montgomery County, in its infancy was one of the largest in the state. East County lies in the most South Eastern portion of the County.
The pioneer spirit was at its zenith as our ancestors loaded only the barest of necessities into wagons and forged onward into the unknown. Our forefathers braved illness, famine, harsh weather both hot and cold, rain and drought, encounters with tribes of Indians and the ever present mosquitoes that bore diseases. They came to Texas from all parts of the country with the promise of free or at the most very inexpensive land. Still they trudged onward. Their bravado paved the way for the Texas spirit to reach new frontiers. Apprehension about the unknown was far overshadowed by the fervor of settling in a new place to begin a fresh start in life.