Before the arrival of European settlers in the 19th century, the Cedar Park place was populated by Indigenous American tribes consisting of the Tonkawa, the Lipan Apache, and the Comanche. A Paleo-American historical site (called the Wilson-Leonard site) was exposed in Cedar Park in 1983 that showed proof of regular habitation of the place given that circa 5000 BC.
In the mid-19th century the area was called Running Brushy, named after a spring that created the headwaters of a creek of the very same name. In 1873 George as well as Harriet Cluck, after having in fact run livestock up the Chisholm Trail for several years, bought 329 acres (1.33 km2) of land that consisted of the Running Brushy springtime. Their ranch developed the core of the location that would sooner or later wind up being Cedar Park.
10 years later, the railroad came with. The Austin and additionally 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 taken a trip through Running Brushy along with the Cluck ranches. The area went to this point relabelled Bruggerhoff, after a railway firm main. Nonetheless, the name was usually done not like by residents, being both challenging to cause as well as additionally verbalize. In 1887, Emmett Cluck (kid of George and also Harriet) changed the area name to Cedar Park. In 1892, a” strolling park” of 0.5 acres (2,000 m2) was constructed near the train depot. Austenite’s would certainly ride the train to Cedar Park for excursion to the park.
Cedar Park changed little till the 1950s along with 1960s when housing subdivisions started to be developed, promoted by the growth of close-by Austin. On February 24, 1973, the citizens of Cedar Park elected to integrate. The estimated people was 1,765. A collection adhered to in 1978.
On May 27, 1997, a strong and also destructive F3 tornado struck the town. The twister was simply among 20 confirmed cyclones that happened throughout the 1997 Central Texas Twister break out. It ruined the midtown location of the city, eliminating someone as well as basically ruining the Albertson’s supermarket.
Significant stores began discovering their means to the city in 2002 as Walmart opened up. Added huge merchants currently consist of Super Target, numerous HEB supermarket, Academy Sports and also Outdoors, Whole Foods, Randalls, Sprouts Farmers Market, in addition to Costco. The major shopping mall contain 1890 Ranch, Cedar Park Area Center, The Parke, as well as the Cypress Creek Shopping Center. In December 2007, Cedar Park Regional Medical Facility opened happening the first substantial medical center in Cedar Park.
In 2013, the US Census Bureau called Cedar Park the 4th fastest expanding city in the USA, with a population of 57,957.
On April 4, 2016 the city introduced it was collecting entries for designs for an official city flag. Property owners had till April 30 to send recommended layouts. On December the 9th 2016, Cedar Park exposed the flag design that won the competitors made by the City Council in the springtime of that exact very same year to accept a brand-new city flag.
Heritage Oak Tree, a stunning 400 years of age spectacular along with still living, is improved 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 indicate on Objective Blvd in Cedar Park.