Prior to the arrival of European inhabitants in the 19th century, the Cedar Park location was lived in by Native American people consisting of the Tonkawa, the Lipan Apache, as well as the Comanche. A Paleo-American archaeological site (named the Wilson-Leonard site) was located in Cedar Park in 1983 that revealed proof of consistent habitation of the place since circa 5000 BC.
In the mid-19th century the neighborhood was called Running Brushy, called after a spring that developed the headwaters of a creek of the precise very same name. In 1873 George as well as also Harriet Cluck, after having run animals up the Chisholm Path for years, purchased 329 acres (1.33 km2) of land that included the Running Brushy spring. Their cattle ranch created the core of the area that would at some point become Cedar Park.
One decade later on, the railway came by means of. The Austin as well as Northwestern Railway, which connected the state capitol with the cities of Burnet as well as Lampasas to the north, was ended up in 1882 and also gone through Running Brushy as well as the Cluck ranches. The neighborhood mosted likely to this point renamed Bruggerhoff, after a railway company authorities. Nevertheless, the name was usually done not like by locals, being both hard to suggest and articulate. In 1887, Emmett Cluck (youngster of George as well as Harriet) modified the area name to Cedar Park. In 1892, a” strolling park” of 0.5 acres (2,000 m2) was created near the train depot. Austenite’s would ride the train to Cedar Park for outing to the park.
Cedar Park changed little till the 1950s and also 1960s when housing class began to be constructed, spurred by the development of close by Austin. On February 24, 1973, the people of Cedar Park elected to incorporate. The estimated populace was 1,765. A collection abided by in 1978.
On May 27, 1997, a strong along with ruining F3 cyclone struck the area. The twister was just one of 20 confirmed hurricanes that occurred during the 1997 Central Texas Typhoon episode. It destroyed the downtown area of the city, getting rid of someone and nearly damaging the Albertson’s grocery store.
Major shops began locating their approach to the city in 2002 as Walmart opened. Additional large sellers currently consist of Super Target, numerous HEB grocery stores, Academy Sports as well as additionally Outdoors, Whole Foods, Randalls, Sprouts Farmers Market, as well as likewise Costco. The significant shopping mall include 1890 Cattle ranch, Cedar Park Area Facility, The Parke, as well as likewise the Cypress Creek Mall. In December 2007, Cedar Park Regional Medical Facility opened up winding up being the initially major professional center in Cedar Park.
In 2013, the US Demographics Bureau named Cedar Park the Fourth fastest expanding city in the USA, with a populace of 57,957.
On April 4, 2016 the city revealed it was accumulating submissions for styles for a primary city flag. People had up till April 30 to send out proposed styles. On December the 9th 2016, Cedar Park presented the flag design that won the competition made by the City board in the spring of that very same year to handle a new city flag.
Heritage Oak Tree, a wonderful 400 years of age sensational and still living, is enhanced with over 30,000 lights every year in December. It is fifty-seven feet high with a spread of eighty feet. The tree lies in the ordinary on Quest Blvd in Cedar Park.