Introduction to Woodway, Texas
Woodway, Texas, in McLennan county, is 4 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 84 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. Part of the surrounding Waco metro area, the city is not isolated and is home to some 8,733 residents.
Woodway was established by a Civil War veteran, Burl Kendrick, in 1865. He bought 320 acres by the eastern side of Woodway as it is known today. Whitehall Church was built in 1877. Captain Kendrick deeded land for the first school in 1901. Many homes were built as summer getaways in 1922 in the Rainbow Lake area. In 1950, Santa Fe Drive was officially made a street. The first well was drilled here in the same year, and it exists even today.
Woodway and Nearby Attractions
- Carleen Bright Arboretum
- Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
- Mother Neff State Park
- Cameron Park Zoo
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
- Dr. Pepper Museum
Things To Do In Woodway
Places of historic interest located nearest to Woodway are Earle-Harrison House & Gardens and Acton State Historic Site. Fishing, camping, boating, swimming, biking, and hiking are among the activities that may be enjoyed at Lake Whitney State Park, Fort Parker State Park, and Mother Neff State Park. There are several museums near Woodway including Taylor Museum of Waco History, Mayborn Museum, and 1st Cavalry Division Museum. In addition, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame may also be visited.
Air transportation is available at Waco Regional Airport.
Woodway Higher Education
McLennan Community College, Paul Quinn College, and Baylor University are located near the city.