How Katy Texas got started.

By | March 4, 2007

We visited the Katy, Texas Raildroad Park, and learned how Katy, Texas got started:

The MKT Depot

The Missouri – Kansas – Texas Railroad Company, the “Katy Railroad”, was the driving force for many settlers coming to Texas.  The MKT was operating through Katy by 1894, serving as water stop for steam engines of the era.  the Depot was constructed in 1898 and passenger service continued until 1957.  The Depot was a Katy landmark in its original locaiton until 1979 when it was moved to Katy City park.  The Katy Heritage Society was formed that year to preserve and operate the building.  The City of Katy moved the Depot and Caboose to its current location in 2005.

Historical Marker

 

station

Caboose

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