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Katy in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The MKT Depot

 
 
The MKT Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 4, 2021
1. The MKT Depot Marker
Inscription.  

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 location 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.
 
Erected by The City of Katy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 29° 47.178′ N, 95° 49.318′ W. Marker is in Katy, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Avenue B, on the left when traveling west on 1st Street. The marker is located on the west side of the MKT Railroad Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5615 1st Street, Katy TX 77493, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dube's Super Market (about 500 feet
The MKT Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 4, 2021
2. The MKT Depot Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); The Stewart-Lott Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Romack Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Katy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Peck Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church of Katy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Robertson-Motherall Home (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hubler-Pitts Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katy.
 
Also see . . .  Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company (M-K-T or Katy), the first railroad to enter Texas from the north, began its corporate existence in 1865, when its earliest predecessor, the Union Pacific Railway Company, Southern Branch, was chartered by the State of Kansas to build from Fort Riley, Kansas, to the state's southern boundary. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on April 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the MKT Depot and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 4, 2021
3. The view of the MKT Depot and Marker from the road
The view of the MKT Depot from the railroad tracks image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 4, 2021
4. The view of the MKT Depot from the railroad tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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