Cedar Park in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery
The church cemetery was first used in 1869 for the burial of Martha Elizabeth Inman, the wife of deacon S. C. Inman. Other marked gravesites include those of settlers who were prominent early leaders of the church and community.
For over a century the New Hope First Baptist Church has been instrumental in the development of the Cedar Park area. From 1871 until 1919 the church building was also used for the public school. Pastors have included such leading Baptist ministers as missionary J. E. Hamilton, who died in Brazil of yellow fever, and the Rev. D. E. Simpson, board member and first treasurer of the Texas Baptist Children's Home, who was baptized and ordained here.
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9311.)
Location. 30° 31.937′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park TX 78613, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of a Block House (approx. ¾ mile away); Cedar Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cedar Park Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 2.7 miles away); A. S. Mason House (approx. 3 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. 3.1 miles away); Webster Massacre (approx. 3.2 miles away); Leander (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar Park.
Also see . . . Williamson County Historical Commission. Contains historical narrative of the church and cemetery. (Submitted on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,328 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 16, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.