Introduction to Hewitt, Texas
The community of Hewitt was founded in the 1880s. The land was donated by John A. Warren, the first businessman of the area. In 1882, he named the city after George A. Hewitt, a director of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. The area's first post office was established in 1884. During the first ninety years, the economy of the city was largely dependent on farming and agriculture. It was incorporated on June 25, 1960, and George C. Baxley became the first mayor. The city experienced a major population explosion in the late 1970s.
Hewitt and nearby Attractions
- Lake Waco
- Taylor Museum of Waco History
- Dr. Pepper Museum
- Cameron Park Zoo
- Earle - Harrison House & Gardens
- Mother Neff State Park
Things To Do In Hewitt
The Hewitt Park and Warren Park offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a number of outdoor activities. You can also visit the Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk at Waco. The city boasts of several churches including Church of Christ Hewitt, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints America Church, and Church of Christ-Sun Valley Boulevard. It is also worth visiting the Mayborn Museum Complex.
You can reach Waco Regional Airport within a few minutes.
Hewitt Higher Education
Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco are close to the city.