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NEW HOPE, TEXAS (Smith County). New Hope was a church community two miles north of Troup and just east of Farm Road 346 in southern Smith County. By 1903 the area had a one-teacher white school with twenty-seven students and a three-teacher black school with 129 students. A 1936 map showed the community as a school and a few scattered farms along mostly dirt roads. By 1952 the New Hope School had been consolidated into the Arp Independent School District. A 1973 map shows New Hope as a church, a cemetery, and a sparse assortment of dwellings; by that time a local road had been paved, but most were still dirt. The community was not shown on the 1981 county highway map. In 2000 the population was seventy-five.

Vista K. McCroskey


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Vista K. McCroskey, "NEW HOPE, TX (SMITH COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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