Welcome to Willis

The city began to develop in 1870 after what is now a Union Pacific Railroad was built through the area. As a part of the Piney Woods, The Willis economy has historically been driven by lumber, agriculture, and the manufacture of lumber and agriculture equipment.

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About Willis

Willis, a lumbering and agricultural market town, is on the Missouri Pacific Railroad eight miles north of Conroe in north central Montgomery County. In 1870, as the Houston and Great Northern Railroad began surveying Montgomery County's first rail line, Galveston merchants Peter J. and Richard S. Willis, landholders in Montgomery County, donated a townsite to the railroad along the proposed route.

City of Willis

Willis ISD

Willis ISD is a growing K-12 public school district nestled between the Sam Houston National Forest and Lake Conroe, 45 miles north of Houston, Texas. Education is exciting for the more than 7,000 Willis Wildkats who attend one of five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Willis ISD encompasses 126 square miles in Montgomery County and 32 square miles in San Jacinto County. Higher expectations for student achievement are set every year and are complimented by a comprehensive array of rigorous academic programs including Gifted and Talented, Career and Technology, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit courses. Our team of professional educators is dedicated to developing a life-long passion for learning in all students. We believe every child counts and every child learns and offer hope for a successful future by teaching every child to think. Our district honors small-town values and traditions. We’re a community that pulls together for our students and develops personal connections with them and their families. At the same time, we’re focused on preparing our students to live and work successfully in the global community of the 21st century.

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