Willis, TX is nestled in between Lake Conroe and the Sam Houston National Forest – offering small town charm but still close to big town amenities. Located just off of Interstate 45 and FM 1097 in Montgomery County, Willis is only 40 miles from Houston.

Willis became a community when the Great Northern Railroad decided to run a track from Houston to Chicago, and the Willis brothers donated their land in 1870 to the railroad. Willis grew in population after the trains began to travel through the town. There were hotels, dry good stores, and many other successful businesses in the 1870’s and 1880’s. The tobacco industry played a vital role in Willis‘ growth and development during that time. Other cash crops of cotton, watermelons, and tomatoes were an important part of the economy through the years. The timber industry, which still plays a role in Willis‘ economic growth, has been its most stable economic engine for over one hundred years. With year round recreation opportunities just outside our front door, Willis is the place to live, work and play. Come visit us today and see all that Willis has to offer!

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Stacey Osborne
Acting Director of Economic Development
200 N Bell Street
Willis, TX 77378
Telephone: 936.856.4611


Demographics are provided by our Founding Sponsors, Entergy Texas Inc.




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