Hewitt is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,368 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WacoMetropolitan Statistical Area.
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Location of Hewitt, Texas
The community of Hewitt was established following the donation of land by John A. Warren, the town's first businessman, in the 1880s. Warren purchased the approximately 40 acres (16 ha) and the town site was named Hewitt in 1883 for George A. Hewitt, an employee of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad.
During the following decades, the community flourished on farming and agriculture during the days when "cotton was king".
Hewitt grew slowly but steadily, incorporating as a city in 1960, and the population exploded in the 1970s. The steady upward growth that continued for more than a century gave way to a 700-percent population boom. In 1890, Hewitt had 60 residents; the town has approximately 13,500 residents as of the 2010 census.
The city of Hewitt is served by the Midway Independent School District.
Hewitt was the birthplace of the late U.S. Senator Tom Connally of Texas.
The city was named in the film Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, including the fictional Hewitt Regional Airport. The scenes that took place in Hewitt were actually filmed in a different location.