Christmas Light Installers in Katy, TX with Christmas Light Installation in 77450
Katy is a city in Texas
History - Dr. James M. and Dove Stewart House, on the National Register of Historic Places
In the mid-1800s Katy was known as Cane Island. Named for the creek that still runs through the area (now a branch of Buffalo Bayou).The creek was filled with cane presumed to have been planted for fur trapping by earlier residents. In the middle of the flat coastal prairie – this ‘island’ of cane was surrounded by an ocean of tall grass; thus the area became known as Cane Island. The trail from Harrisburg to San Antonio known as the San Felipe Road; ran right through it.
In 1845 James J. Crawford received a land grant that included this area. Hot summers, cold winters, thick mud and voracious mosquitoes made the area quite difficult to settle. Thirty years later Crawford, John Sills and freed slaves Thomas and Mary Robinson were the only recorded residents of Cane Island. In 1893 the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (now a part of Union Pacific) started laying rails through Cane Island. The railroad began operation in 1895. That same year James Oliver Thomas laid out a town and in January 1896 the town of Katy was named through Thomas’s post office application. The name was based on appreciation for the MKT Railroad (which was called ‘the Katy’ by railroad officials) and the expected prosperity its arrival would bring to the new town. Today, the original train stop and railroad tracks are still very much a part of the town. By the early 1900s many families had come by train and wagon to establish Katy. Several hotels, stores, livery and saloons were prospering and farms and ranches were replacing the wild prairie. Cotton and peanuts were the first successful crops but rice soon became the favorite. Katy later became known for rice farming, the first concrete rice driers in the state of Texas were built here in 1944 and still stand as landmarks.
In 1945 the City of Katy was incorporated as a municipality. Boundaries were determined by finding the area that contained the most residents and was reasonably sized so that it could be managed by city services. The City of Katy is now the anchor for the greater Katy area, defined by the boundaries of 181 sq mi. Katy Independent School District.
The opening of IH-10 in 1966 allowed for rapid development of the area as Houston expanded westward. The city has grown to a population of approximately 15,000 residents who enjoy state of the art support and services. Almost 270,000 people live in the Katy area, which has won national accolades for growth and sustainability.
Notable locations in zip code 77450 - Great Southwest Equestrian Center, James E Taylor High School Basketball Gym, West Interstate 10 Fire Department Station 3, West Interstate 10 Fire Department Station 1, West Interstate 10 Fire Department Station 2
Shopping Centers in 77450 - Green Tree Shopping Center, Kingsland Village Shopping Center, Mason Creek Village Shopping Center, Mason Park Center Shopping Center, Mason Village Shopping Center, One Mason Plaza Shopping Center
Churches in zip code 77450 include: Living Word Lutheran Church, Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community Church, Family Life Assembly of God Church, Kingsland Baptist Church, Grace Fellowship United Methdist Church, Saint Peters United Methodist Church, Mason Creek Community Church, New Vision Baptist Church
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mason Creek, Little Prong
Parks in zip code 77450 include: Mustang Field, James E Taylor High School Baseball Field