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CEDAR HILL, TEXAS

Dallas County, North Central Texas
Hwy 67 SW of Dallas
2 miles N of the Ellis County Line

Population: 30,000
A 30% increase over the 1990 census figures

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Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill Park, Texas
Joe Pool Lake
Photo courtesy John Stankewitz

History in a Pecan Shell

The post office at Cedar Hill had only been open four short years when a tornado blew through town in 1856.

See Cedar Hill Tornado - 1856 by Marlene Bradford

Cedar Hill was also a feeder trail to the larger Chisolm Cattle Trail.

An Encore Bank Robbery
In slightly more resent times, Cedar Park's downtown bank was robbed by Ray Hamilton, sometime member of the Parker-Barrow gang. Shortly after the robbery, a reporter learned that some of the money was retained by the bank due to the efforts of a shrewd teller who hid the money under his teller's cage window. The story made the news and since the gang loved reading about themselves, Ray performed an encore, relieving the teller of all his money (and probably his new employee-of-the-month badge).

Cedar Hill Attractions & Nearby Destinations

  • Cedar Hill State Park
    Situated on the Eastern Shore of Joe Pool Lake and north of the city of Cedar Hill. Nearly 2,000 acres of forested land (including cedars) gives credence to the town's name.
  • Joe Pool Lake
    Joe Pool Lake is a 7, 400-acre impoundment with a 64 mile shoreline that serves as a reservoir for Midlothian. The northeastern corner is in the city limits of Dallas, and most of the remainder is in Grand Prairie, but the lake also touches city limits of Cedar Hill, Mansfield, and Midlothian.
  • Penn Farm Agricultural History Center: 972-291-3900
  • The Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce
    300 Houston St. (corner of Houston and Texas) 972-291-7817
    Website: www.cedarhillchamber.org
    The city's participation in the Main Street Cities Program, shows that restoration and preservation are high priorities.
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  • Dallas County TX 1920s Map
    Dallas County 1920s Map showing Cedar Hill (SW corner)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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