The Katy Clock Katy, Texas is named for the M.K.T. (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) Railroad that runs through town. It was originally known as Cane Island. (Not because it is an island. Cane Island Creek runs west of the city center.) City center is: Longitude 95° 49' 27" W; Latitude: 29° 47' 8" N at an elevation of 43 meters.

It is 2,469 km from Manhattan Beach, CA, where Renée O'Connor now lives.

The first residents of Cane Island were William Pitts, his wife Lella, and their three children who moved there from the town of Pattison, Texas on Christmas Day 1894. The hurricane of 8 September 1900 destroyed most of the buildings in town at the time. The only buildings not damaged were the Wright and Featherston homes. These homes are still in Katy.

Katy Water Tower The town's population was 11,775 in the 2000 census, with a land area of 27.7 sq km It is at the intersection of Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties. There are three elementary schoos, two junior high schools, and one high school.

It is the home of Roger Clemens, and Yao Ming. Among the attractions in Katy is the Forbidden Gardens, an outdoor museum replicating historic scenes of China's history. The National Museum of Funeral History is 45 minutes away. Its motto is: "Any day above ground is a good one."

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Some of the photos on this page were taken from Liz Carter's blog She is the owner of LIZ CARTER & TEAM REALTY, Katy TX.