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ROMAN FOREST, TX

ROMAN FOREST, TEXAS. Roman Forest is located east of U. S. Highway 59 and near the East Fork of the San Jacinto River about thirty-two miles northeast of Houston and twenty-three miles southeast of Conroe in southeastern Montgomery County. The community began as a residential subdivision that developers named for the area's wooded terrain. By the mid-1970s residents voted to incorporate and established a city government. In 1980 Roman Forest had a population of 929. That number increased to 1,033 in 1990 and 1,279 in 2000. Roman Forest has its own police force, elementary school, and churches. Most citizens commute to Houston.

Laurie E. Jasinski

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Laurie E. Jasinski, "ROMAN FOREST, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hjr17), accessed December 28, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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