KNOTT, TEXAS. Knott is at the intersection of Farm roads 2230 and 846, a mile east of West Knott in northwestern Howard County. Both communities were named for pioneer rancher and farmer Calvin Stevenson Knott, who shipped cattle from a railroad siding in the area. In 1928 the Knott community had a population of 200, a figure which evidently included the residents of West Knott; later censuses combine the two. By 1931 the settlement had a post office. The community's population was 350 in 1947 and 685 from 1969 to 2000. The area was once a leading producer of watermelons for the Fort Worth market and has long been a prime region for grain crops.