Welcome to West
"Czech Heritage Capital of Texas"
"...home of the official Kolache of the Texas Legislature"
"...home of Scott Podsednik of the Philadelphia Phillies"
"...home of Westfest!"
West is located in Central Texas just north of Waco.
Founded in 1882 just after the completion of the KATY railroad, West became
a very successful railroad town. The surrounding farms still produce an abundance
of wheat, maize, corn and cotton. Along with settlers from the East came Czech and
German immigrants who found the surrounding fertile land to be similar to what they
were familiar with back home.
On this site you will find historial information related to the town of West. For
current information on the City of West please visit the West Chamber of Commerce.