NEW HOPE, TEXAS (Collin County). New Hope is an incorporated suburban community three miles east of McKinney in central Collin County. It was established in the early 1850s as a school and church community for area farmers. The population level remained below 100 until the mid-1960s, when it began to increase. The town reported 250 residents in 1970 and 331 in 1980. New Hope by the 1980s had become a bedroom community for residents who commuted to nearby McKinney for work. In 1990 its population was 523. * - https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hln10
The US Census bureau estimated the 2015 population to be 639, however 2016 voter roles show 640 registered voters.
The Town was originally incorporated in 1974.

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History of Town Officials

Town Secretaries 

 

Rita Brown    1986 - 1987

Tamara Blazier    1987 - 1988

Shirley A. Blackwood    1988 - 1990

Carol King    1990 - 1994

Raynese Woody    1994 - 2006

Barbara Stevenson    2006 - 2016

Rita Petty    2016 -

Mayors

 

Harold J. Dowell    1986

Paul Blackwell    1986 - 1987

Gary Woody    1987

Gene Fowler    1987 - 1988

Bud Gay    1988 - 1990

Tamara Blazier    1990 - 1994

Johnny Hamm    1994 - 2016

Jeff Herbst    2016 -

 

 


Why do we always add the 'Collin County Texas' to our name? -

 Texas has at least 6 towns named 'New Hope' - Collin County, Dallas County,  Jones County, Parker County, Henderson County, Wood County. Additionally Sunnyvale Texas was originally named New Hope, and there was one in Freestone County, now long gone.

And you can find a New Hope in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and, of course, Texas.