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Cedar Park in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Although Baptist worship services may have been conducted in this area as early as 1848, this church was not formally chartered until 1868. On October 22 of that year the organizational meeting was held in the home of James M. and Elizabeth Trammell, pioneers of the rural Block House community. Six charter members formed the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, and the Rev. Thomas F. Bacon was chosen to serve as the first pastor.

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.
 
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New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
2. New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
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1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9311.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1837.
 
Location. 30° 31.937′ N, 97° 50.187′ W. Marker is in Cedar Park, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on W New Hope Drive near Bois D Arc Ln. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park TX 78613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.) 
 
New Hope First Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
3. New Hope First Baptist Church
New Hope First Baptist Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
4. New Hope First Baptist Cemetery Entrance
Entrance facing New Hope Dr.
James M. Trammell Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
5. James M. Trammell Gravestone
Elizabeth Trammell Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
6. Elizabeth Trammell Gravestone
Martha Elizabeth Inman Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
7. Martha Elizabeth Inman Gravestone
S. C. Inman Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
8. S. C. Inman Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,514 times since then and 5 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.

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