aka Running Brushy, then Brueggerhoff est. 1887
Cedar Park, town on Southern Pacific railroad, earlier called Running Brushy, then Brueggerhoff, and changed to Cedar Park in 1887. Narrow gauge railroad built through there in 1882, later changed to standard gauge. Large Indian mound on the George Cluck place near a large spring indicated a very early campground. Unfortunately the mound was bulldozed and materials sold at a World’s Fair by a transient promoter. The postmasters have been: Running Brushy–Joel Sutton (February 1874), Mrs. Harriet Cluck (December 1874); Brueggerhoff–Lanford I. Crumley (1882), Wesley C. Isaacs (1884); Cedar Park–Wesley C. Isaacs (1887), William B. McKeown (1889), Emmett Cluck (1892), Ora V. Cluck (1929), David A. Cluck (1939), Mrs. Lena Mae Henry (1940), Roscoe H. Faubion (1942), Lena Mae Henry (1944), Roscoe H. Faubion (1945), Ida B. Webster (1957). The community underwent a rapid period of growth in the early 1970s, still underway as this book goes to press, and voted on February 24, 1973, to incorporate the City of Cedar Park.
Cedar Park had a population of 10,371 in 1998. It is another Williamson County community that has grown by leaps and bounds. It has in its area such large businesses as Dell Computer Corporation, IBM Corporation, Texas Instruments, Samsung, State Farm Insurance Company, and many others. It has 1.1 million square feet of space in a shopping mall, five banks, and one credit union.
Clara Stearns Scarbrough, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County History (Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973, Fifth printing, 1998).
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