a Pecan ShellSettlement
began here in the late 1880s and it can’t be said with certainty that it was named
for local cedar trees. Some say it was named after the town of the same name in
A school was built in 1898 and there were enough children
in the area to declare it a district by 1900, the same year a Baptist church was
In 1916 a post office opened two miles NW of Cedar Hill under the
name of Alcino. The post office was
in the store of John Dillard. The store was successful enough to support John,
so a relative named Dave decided to open Cedar Hill's first store.
no population figures are available, it appears the 1930s and 1940s were Cedar
Hill’s peak years. Besides a brick school, the community also had two churches
as well as an icehouse, café and the aforementioned store.
The local economy
allowed for the construction of a grain elevator in the early 1960s.
Cedar Hill school consolidated with Floydada
schools in 1950 and by the mid 1980s the population had decreased to only ten.
A recent population explosion has more than tripled that number – bringing it
to 36 for the 2000 census.
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