Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 45,028
2000 Census - 32,093
Cedar Hill, Texas
Cedar Hill Texas History:
The town is situated on the highest point in Dallas County, which is also the highest elevation between the Red River and the Gulf Coast. Cedar Hill was founded in 1846 by a group of settlers from the Peters Colony. The Cedar Hill post office was established in 1852, and the town was platted in 1874. In 1897, the name was changed to Cedarhill, but by 1900 it was again called Cedar Hill. Cedar Hill is bordered by Duncanville to the northeast and DeSoto to the east. The town is located on the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake at the intersections of U.S. 67, IH-20 and FM 1382, 31.5 miles southeast of Fort Worth, 55 miles southeast of Denton, 31 miles southeast of Grapevine, 18.6 miles southeast of Arlington, 23 miles south of Irving, 13 miles south of Grand Prairie, 8 miles south of Mountain Creek Lake, 29 miles southwest of Mesquite, 21 miles southwest of Dallas, 43 miles west of Kaufman, 17 miles west of Lancaster, 6 miles west of DeSoto, 37.4 miles northwest of Ennis, 23.6 miles northwest of Waxahachie, 34 miles northeast of Burleson, 12 miles northeast of Mansfield, 8.4 miles northeast of Midlothian, and 36 miles east of Benbrook, Texas. 
Historic City of Cedar Hill, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“City of Cedar Hill Prospective settlers who traveled to this area during the 19th century were attracted to its high prairie hill and established a community here known as Cedar Hill in the late 1840s. Its early economy was based on providing support services for the surrounding farm communities. Cedar Hill was struck by a disastrous tornado in 1856, which slowed growth until the railroad came through in 1882. The town experienced a transition from rural to urban development during the late 20th century. It remains one of Dallas County's oldest settlements.”  Marker located on Belt Line Rd. at intersection with South U.S. 67 (SW corner).
Cedar Hill Museum:
The museum’s collection is currently housed in a temporary location at 332 Cedar Street (west entrance). Items include Longhorn football championship memorabilia, over 3,000 photos; physician’s and carpenter tools, clothing, and homemaking, barbershop and clock repair items. Other items are on display at the Cedar Hill Government Center, the Zula B. Wylie Library, and at the new Babe's Chicken Dinner House. Future plans include housing the whole collection at the Zula B. Wylie Library. Call for an appointment. While visiting the museum, pick up a brochure for the Cedar Hill Walking Tour. (972) 293-3806.
Visual Expressions Creative Art School:
This non-profit provides those who are interested in the visual arts with opportunities to associate with other artists, exhibit their work in the community, and learn and improve their art skills in any visual arts medium including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, mixed media, collage, print making, fiber art, sculpture, metal work, and glass work. Classes are available for those ages 5 and up. Membership is open to adults and students age 18 and over. All skill levels are welcomed, from beginner to advance artists. Monthly meetings are held at the Creative Arts School (1435 N. U.S. 67 South) on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, from 7pm-9pm. Exhibits are held at various locations including the Duncanville Library. A monthly mini-show is open to members. Members participate in the annual April VACH Regional Art Exhibit. . (972) 293-1117. Email
Northwood University:
(972) 293-5457. (800) 622-9000. 1114 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill, Texas 75106. Email
Zula B. Wylie Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, tax forms, downloadable audio books, DVDs, Books on CD, free computer classes, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Tue & Thu, 10am-9pm; Wed & Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday. (972) 291-7323. 225 Cedar Street.