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Greater Katy is the term often used to refer to a suburban region on the west side of the Greater Houston metropolitan area that has a Katy address but not part of the city of Katy. This area includes the suburbs that surround the Katy city limits west to Pederson road, east to Fry road, north to FM 529 and south to FM 1093/ Westpark Tollway Parkway.
While these boundaries are not exact, it gives a rough outline of what most people consider Greater Katy. Most of Greater Katy is to the east of the city of Katy toward Houston and includes surrounding suburban areas and unincorporated areas that are not in the Houston city limits. The region includes parts of Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Waller County much as the City of Katy does. Greater Katy is one of the fastest growing portions of the Houston metropolitan area and the state of Texas as a whole.
The City of Katy, in itself is actually a very small area surrounded by Greater Katy. Katy, first known as Cane Island, is on Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 90 at the intersection of Harris, Waller, and Fort Bend counties, twenty-five miles west of downtown Houston. The name Katy may have been taken from the name Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad or from the name of the saloonkeeper’s wife. Before 1890 the depot was operated by the Hennesey family on the Texas Western Railroad, a mile south of the platted town site.
Throughout the 1800s and 1900s the town’s population grew from 119 to a few hundred to a present estimation of 17,000+. Like many Texas towns, Katy was shaped by the local discovery of oil and gas in the decade before World War II. Not only were some farmers the beneficiaries of large royalty checks, but the completion of a landmark gas cycling plant caused Katy’s population to surge. As a consequence, farmers, ranchers, store owners and service providers alike thrived as demand increased.
During World War II, the size of the reserves and the proximity of Houston-area refineries combined to make Katy the most important gas-condensate field in the country. Development of the gas field resulted in the steady growth of Katy. From 1925 to 1942, the population was reported at 400. The city of Katy was incorporated in 1945 with C. L. Baird as the first mayor. After the 1940s, the town continued to grow steadily. It reached a high of 9,866 inhabitants in 1988 before declining to 8,005 in 1990.By 2000 the population had increased to 11,775.
Several corporations are headquartered in areas surrounding Katy. The list includes :
- Igloo Corporation
- Academy Sports and Outdoors
- BP America
- Amazon -(building a 1 million-square-foot distribution center for launch 2018).
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By Camila Delores for Westpaq Cleaning Solutions