New Hope

The site of New Hope was within what later became the city limits of Sunnyvale, near Belt Line Road and Towneast Boulevard four miles north of Mesquite in eastern Dallas County. The community was located at the junction of the land grants of J. S. Phelps, J. Johnson, H. J. Webb, and the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railway Company. New Hope was sparsely settled until well after the Civil War because the Texas and Pacific Railway bypassed it and went through Mesquite (1873). A community began to grow around T. P. Tinsley's general store in 1885, and in 1886 a post office was established in New Hope. Both Tinsley and Frank Ellis, the postmaster, are credited with naming New Hope in the late 1880s. By the early 1900s New Hope had a population of 214, four churches, four stores, two blacksmith shops, a bank, a cotton gin, and a school. In 1905 the New Hope News was published there.

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

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