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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Katy, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Fort Bend County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fort Bend County, TX (65) Austin County, TX (75) Brazoria County, TX (116) Harris County, TX (413) Waller County, TX (49) Wharton County, TX (26)  FortBendCounty(65) Fort Bend County (65)  AustinCounty(75) Austin County (75)  BrazoriaCounty(116) Brazoria County (116)  HarrisCounty(413) Harris County (413)  WallerCounty(49) Waller County (49)  WhartonCounty(26) Wharton County (26)
Location of Katy, Texas
    Fort Bend County (65)
    Austin County (75)
    Brazoria County (116)
    Harris County (413)
    Waller County (49)
    Wharton County (26)
 
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1Texas (Fort Bend County), Katy — 11675 — First Baptist Church of Katy
On November 20, 1898, the Rev. T. L Scruggs led the first official meeting of what would later become the first Baptist Church of Katy. Among the new congregation's first twelve charter members were W.H. Featherston, W.P. & Hattie A. Morrison and . . . Map (db m157825) HM
2Texas (Fort Bend County), Katy — Katy Community Cemeteryaka Antioch Community Cemetery
The African-American community was among the first to settle in Katy, and they were key to the construction of the railroad and early farming ventures. Members of the community were well-respected, and in 1915 Adam Stockdick, an agent for the MKT . . . Map (db m170572) HM
3Texas (Harris County), Katy — Dube's Super Market
This building was the first modern supermarket in the Katy area. After returning home from WWII, war hero, Purple Heart, and Silver Star recipient, William Dube, Jr, purchased the Pitt's Grocery which was originally located on this site. In . . . Map (db m170570) HM
4Texas (Harris County), Katy — 10663 — First United Methodist Church of Katy
This congregation traces its history to 1898, when a group of Baptists, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterians, Quakers, and Methodists organized a Union Sunday School in the home of Willard James. Sometime about 1900, the Methodists formed a separate . . . Map (db m157820) HM
5Texas (Harris County), Katy — Humble Mess Hall
The Humble Oil Recycling Plant, known as part of the "Katy Gas Field" is located west of town. It was put into operation in 1943 and during WW II, all of the aviation fuel used for the allied forces was extracted from this field. Plant workers . . . Map (db m165301) HM
6Texas (Harris County), Katy — Katy Heritage Park
The Katy Heritage Society was organized in 1979. Over the next 26 years and through many generous donations the Katy Heritage Society acquired three houses, and the old Post Office. In 2002, the Katy Heritage Society and the City of Katy formed a . . . Map (db m165298) HM
7Texas (Harris County), Katy — Site of Katy's First Schoolhouse
The first public schoolhouse in the new town of Katy was built on this site in 1898 to serve the children of local farmers, ranchers, and railroad workers. That wooden one-room school building was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane, and rebuilt. As . . . Map (db m169405) HM
8Texas (Harris County), Katy — 237 — The Bartlett-Short Home
This home was built in 1902 by Frank Hart for William Bartlett. The current owners, Garber Short and Avadele Peck Short, resided in this home from the time of its purchase in 1946 to 1956. They still own the home.Map (db m169501) HM
9Texas (Harris County), Katy — 227 — The Cardiff Home
This home was built in 1902 by G.W. Shapley and his son Will E. Shapley. This home was owned by the J.W. Wise family in the early 1920's until 1928 when it was purchased by the C.C.Cardiff family. After extensive additions to the structure were . . . Map (db m169498) HM
10Texas (Harris County), Katy — The Featherston House
This home was built in 1898 for the family of W.H. Featherston. It was located on Second Street near Avenue A. In 1906 Featherston became the first pastor of the Baptist church. After the 1900 hurricane the house was also temporarily used for the . . . Map (db m165305) HM
11Texas (Harris County), Katy — 238 — The Hubler-Pitts Home
This home was built in 1910 by Guy Hubler for his bride Fannie Thomas Hubler. Mrs. Hubler's father, J.O. Thomas, is said to have laid out the town of Katy. P.C. Pitts and Fabiola Stockdick Pitts purchased the home from Lewis and Eva Pauli in 1949. . . . Map (db m169493) HM
12Texas (Harris County), Katy — 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 . . . Map (db m170571) HM
13Texas (Harris County), Katy — 239 — The Morrison-Freeman Home
This home was built in 1898 by Frank Hart and Milton Campbell for William Patrick Morrison. The home stands crooked to the street due to the 1900 hurricane which blew it off its foundation blocks. In 1920 W.E. Freeman bought this home and made . . . Map (db m169408) HM
14Texas (Harris County), Katy — The Old Post Office
The Katy Post Office was built sometime before 1920. In 1922 it became the fourth post office for the town of Katy. It has also served as a grocery store, a warehouse, a jewelry store and a private residence. It was donated to the Katy Heritage . . . Map (db m165308) HM
15Texas (Harris County), Katy — 230 — The Peck Home
This home was built in 1915 by W.B. and Anna M. Peck. Fred D. Peck and Ruth Monigold Peck, son of W.B. Peck, lived in this home from 1923 to 1928. Fred Peck purchased the Fort Bend Telephone Co. from O.L. Miller in 1923 and the switchboard was . . . Map (db m169421) HM
16Texas (Harris County), Katy — 231 — The Robertson-Motherall Home
This home was built sometime between 1900 and 1910 by Frank Hart for Andrew Kendall Robertson. Rollie Robertson, son of Andrew Kendall Robertson then moved into the home with his wife. In 1929 he sold the home to Doctor and Mrs. J.D. Motherall, . . . Map (db m169418) HM
17Texas (Harris County), Katy — 253 — The Romack Home
This home was built in 1905 by Giles Elam Romack and his wife Ephilus Elizabeth Milnor Romack. After the death of Ephilus Romack in 1913 Harvey Edwin Romack moved into this home and lived here until his death in June 1967. This home has never been . . . Map (db m169459) HM
18Texas (Harris County), Katy — 240 — The Stewart-Lott Home
This home was built in 1900 for Dr. & Mrs. J.M. Stewart. Also built were the garage and two story tank tower which housed young men who served as drivers for the doctor. The front hall of the home served as the doctors office. Dr. Stewart's home . . . Map (db m169458) HM
19Texas (Harris County), Katy — The Stockdick House
This house was built in 1916 for the Adam Henry Stockdick family. It was located at the corner of Fourth St. and Ave. A. Mr. Stockdick worked as Katy's first real estate agent. In 1929 the house was purchased by their son William Chester . . . Map (db m165306) HM
20Texas (Harris County), Katy — 241 — The Weller-Baird Home
This home was built by W.H. Weller in 1904 in its present location. In 1919 Mr. & Mrs C.L. Baird and their three children moved into the home. Wayne Baird, the son of C.L. Baird, resided in this home until his death in 1983.Map (db m169483) HM
21Texas (Harris County), Katy — 256 — The Wilkinson-Schneider Home
This home was built in 1915 by Mason Adcock for Leroy Wilkinson. Later Mr Wilkinson sold the home to his mother Almira Wilkinson and his sister Grace Wilkinson who lived here until their deaths in 1939 and 1967. In 1967 the home was sold to Monroe . . . Map (db m170177) HM
22Texas (Harris County), Katy — The Wright House
This home was built in 1898 by Edward Everhart and sold to David Wright on July 24, 1899. It was located at 814 East Avenue. Mr. Wright was an early pharmacist, in 1906 he installed the first telephone lines in Katy from this house to the home of . . . Map (db m165303) HM
 
Apr. 23, 2021