Little Hope-Moore Community

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Promotion: Nearby Van Zandt County

Little Hope-Moore Community, a mile from State Highway 64 and four miles southeast of Canton in south central Van Zandt County, was the site of the Little Hope Baptist Church for sixty years after its founding in 1893. The Methodists who established the Moore Church on land donated by the Moore family got along well with their neighbors, and it was decided to rename the combined community for both groups. The Moore school, opened by 1890, reached an enrollment of seventy-nine in 1906 and was consolidated with the Martins Mill Independent School District in the 1950s. The 1936 county highway map showed a church, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings at Little Hope and two businesses and scattered dwellings at Moore. In 1965 the church and cemetery remained at Little Hope and a church remained at Moore. By 1981 the Little Hope-Moore Community Center on State Highway 64 existed midway between the Moore Church and cemetery and the Little Hope community, and numerous dwellings were scattered along the road.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Little Hope-Moore Community is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Little Hope-Moore Community is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.51180420
Longitude: -95.79663190

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated