A Brief History
Before Europeans came along during the 19th century, a handful of different Native American tribes were the area's sole inhabitants. The Tonkawa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache peoples lived in much of the area that has grown to become Cedar Park. In 1983, evidence found at the Wilson-Leonard archaeological site suggested that Cedar Park has been continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years. The area was originally known as Running Brushy and in 1873, over 300 acres of land was bought by George and Harriet Cluck and their purchase included Running Brushy. They established a ranch in the area that became the foundation of present-day Cedar Park.
Cedar Park Education
The Leander Independent School District covers the majority of Cedar Park with a number of elementary schools, Running Brushy and Cedar Park Middle Schools, and Cedar Park and Vista Ridge High Schools. Cedar Park may be ideal for you if your family and children enjoy sports and an active lifestyle. The area is home to the Cedar Park Timberwolves and Vista Ridge Rangers. In 2012, the Timberwolves won their first football state championship against Lancaster at the famed Cowboys Stadium. Graduates in the Cedar Park area have access to Austin Community College’s Cypress Creek Campus.
Places of Worship
For your religious worship needs, Cedar Park and the surrounding area accommodate generously with a large number of churches covering a variety of denominations. Frequented Christian churches include Christ Episcopal Church, Shenandoah Baptist Church, Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Trinity Tabernacle, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Whitestone Assembly of God, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Congregation Shir Ami, founded in 2002, is a local Reformed Jewish synagogue. The city also offers the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple to cater to Cedar Park’s growing Hindu community, as well as that of the Greater Austin area.