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.

Population estimates for Hewitt were as high as 150 in the mid-1920s, but from the early 1930s to the mid-1960s only seventy-nine residents were reported. Three churches, two schools, a few businesses, and several residences marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s. The Hewitt Independent School District was joined to the South Bosque Independent School District in 1947 to form the Midway Consolidated Independent School District.

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Hewitt is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.45175330
Longitude: -97.19635500

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