The Woodlands Township recognized what would have been the 100th birthday of its founder, George P. Mitchell, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Mr. Mitchell, who passed away in July 2013, celebrated the opening of The Woodlands on October 19, 1974. As The Woodlands celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, the award-winning community has been one of the best-selling master planned developments in the United States since 1990. Mr. Mitchell envisioned a forested community where residents could live, work, play and learn, combining environmental preservation to the mix. His vision has gained international praise.