Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 340 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
leaving only two houses and killing eleven
persons! The soil of the country surrounding
Cedar Hill is of that mixture of white
lime and black soil as to make it superior for
small grain particularly, as wheat and oats.
This soil is also well adapted to cotton.
Cedar Hill is a fine shipping point. The
Gulf, Colorado also dealer in
Timinins, dry goods.
There is one hotel here, called the Lowe
house; I. W. Lowe, proprietor, and two fine
first-class cotton gins, one owned and
operated by Jackson Bros. and the other by
J. B. Ramsey.
The population of Cedar Hill is about 600;
ahd while it is not incorporated it possesses
as much enterprise among her citizens as
any town of its number of inhabitants in the
It boasts of one of the best academies in
the county, and very justly so. This institution
is owned by Professors E. W. Dallas and
W. V. Teagarden. The building is handsome
and commodious, and 120 students is about
the average attendance. During the public
free-school term, the students, taking advantage
of the free-school money, are taught
with the private students, so at this time the
public free-school is combined with the private.
There are three religious denominations
who worship regularly at this place, namely:
The Methodists, Rev. Mr. Thomaston, pastor;
the Baptist, Rev. Mir. Key, pastor; and the
Christian, Elder W. F. Barcus, pastor.
Only one of the secret fraternities, the
Masonic, is represented here. It has amembership
of about thirty-six, and an elegantly
Cedar Hill is situated upon such a lofty,
rolling hill, that the scenes in different directions
over the wide expanse of the surrounding
prairies afforded by creeks and
ravines on which are growing timbers, are
truly grand. Such magnificent sceneries
cannot, doubtless, be witnessed from any
other point in the county.
Some of the most enterprising citizens of
the county live in this little town, and some
of them have enjoyed honors in the county.
Joe H. Stewart, the present clerk of -the two
district courts, lived here for eighteen years.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/340/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.