Hewitt

Hewitt is at the intersection of Farm roads 2063 and 1695, eight miles southwest of Waco in south central McLennan County. It was established in 1882, when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad built the section of track between Hillsboro and Taylor and was named for George A. Hewitt, a railroad director. A Hewitt post office opened in 1884 with Thomas J. McMurray as postmaster. In the 1890s Hewitt had a gristmill, a cotton gin, a grocery, and sixty to 100 residents; grain and lumber were among the community's principal shipments. In 1895 Hewitt became the focus of an independent school district. A small state bank was organized at Hewitt in 1912, but it could not compete with banks in nearby Waco and closed voluntarily in 1916.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Hewitt is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.45175330
    Longitude
    -97.19635500

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Population Counts

Hewitt
Pop. Year Source
15,169 2019 Texas Demographic Center
13,549 2010 Texas Demographic Center
11,085 2000 Texas Demographic Center
8,983 1990 Texas Demographic Center
5,247 1980 Texas Demographic Center
569 1970 Texas Demographic Center