New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery

New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery (HMGJP)

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

N 30° 31.952', W 97° 50.153'

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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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HM NumberHMGJP
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Marker Number9311
Year Placed1983
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 611675 N 3378373
Decimal Degrees30.53253333, -97.83588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.952', W 97° 50.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 57.12" N, 97° 50' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)254, 512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park TX 78613, US
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