Cedar Park

Cedar Park (HM1D6S)

Location: Cedar Park, TX 78613 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 31.176', W 97° 49.451'

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In 1873, George and Harriet (Standefer) Cluck purchased a large amount of land in this area, which they found to be rich in cedar trees and limestone. Their ranch and home became the central point around which the Cedar Park community developed.

A post office was established in 1874 and was named Running Brushy. Harriet Cluck served as an early postmistress. When the railroad came through Running Brushy in 1882, the community's name was changed to Bruggerhoff to honor a railroad official. Five years later, the current name was adopted.

Cedar Park was the scene of much growth and activity during the latter years of the nineteenth century. A community school and church building was constructed, and by 1892, a landscaped park had appeared along the rail line. George Cluck noticed the increasing popularity of barbed wire and opened a cedar yard in which he made and sold cedar posts.

Cedar Park did not see much growth during the first part of the twentieth century, and by 1960 nearly all traces of the earlier community had disappeared. During the 1970s, however, the growth of Austin led to a population increase in this area, also, and the city of Cedar Park was incorporated in 1973.
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HM NumberHM1D6S
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Marker Number9040
Year Placed1985
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 612813 N 3376951
Decimal Degrees30.51960000, -97.82418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.176', W 97° 49.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 10.56" N, 97° 49' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)254, 512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park TX 78613, US
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