Looking Back

Looking back, it's not difficult to think about Katy's earliest citizens who worked hard to build Katy with little more than their bare hands.

Looking back, it’s not so difficult to think about Katy’s earliest citizens who worked hard to create our sleepy little town with little more than their bare hands. Every time you see a beautiful old oak tree in Katy, remember that someone most likely planted an acorn there for future generations.

Think about the rice farmers who probably worked the very land your home rests on. It’s not just the homes of old Katy, but the ranches of yesteryear, now renamed at Cardiff Ranch, Cinco Ranch, Jordan Ranch and Firethorne.

The perseverance and resourcefulness of Katy’s original families set the standard for the high-achieving, caring people of Katy today. For families living here now and looking back, Katy still offers all the big city amenities with the same southern hospitality of a traditional Texas city.

The Katy Herald of summed it up best back in 1909:

“Taking all in all, the healthy climate, good drinking water, well-educated and sociable people, and the numerous advantages, there is no better; no more desirable place in the United States than Katy for a permanent residence.” – The Katy Herald, February 19, 1909


Read more from our Community Collection. Then for a deeper dive, head on over to the Katy Heritage Society for a more in depth look at the history of the Katy community.