Midway is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe line midway between Belton and Temple in central Bell County. The site was settled in the mid-1800s and in the 1850s had a combination church and school built of rock on land donated by the Embree family. The Rock Church School had sixty-eight pupils and one teacher in 1903. Though the railroad reached Midway in the 1880s, it remained a small community. Midway had two businesses and forty inhabitants in 1940, and in 1947 it had a store and a gas station. By 1964 the community population was 100, and by 1974, 122. By 1988 Midway was part of a metropolitan "corridor" of communities reaching from Belton to Temple and was no longer listed separately on the county highway maps. The population remained at 122 through 2000.
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