Introduction to Katy, Texas
Katy, Texas, in Harris county, is 16 miles NW of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles W of Houston, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Houston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,775 people in Katy.
Katy was once known as Cane Island after the Cane Island Creek which runs west of the city's center. Originally, the area was a hunting ground of the Karankawa Indians. It was first settled in by the whites in 1872. Katy was officially incorporated as a city in 1945. The city was named after the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad which was commonly known as the "K-T Railroad". However, many believe the city was named after a local saloon keeper called Katy Mares.
Katy and nearby Attractions
- Forbidden Gardens
- Veterans Memorial Museum
- Heritage Park
- Tomball Museum Center
- Stephen F. Austin State Park
- National Museum of Funeral History
Things To Do In Katy
During your stay in Katy, you can visit the Forbidden Gardens which is an outdoor museum that replicates some of China's most important historic scenes. The local parks and playgrounds include Katy City Park, Thomas Park, Katy Heritage Park, Harvest Plaza, Woodsland Park, and Mary Jo Peckham Park. The Katy Veterans Memorial Museum exhibits military items of historical significance, and the Katy Heritage Museum exhibits vintage farming artifacts and equipment.
Air transportation can be availed from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Katy Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by numerous universities and colleges including Houston Baptist University, San Jacinto College-North Campus, Rice University, and Prairie View A & M University.