Cedar Hill is a city in Dallas and Ellis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located approximately 16 miles (26 km) southwest of downtown Dallas and is situated along the eastern shore of Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Hill State Park. The population was 45,028 at the 2010 census.
Cedar Hill is a suburb of Dallas and is part of the Best Southwest area, which includes the nearby cities of DeSoto, Duncanville, and Lancaster.
Early in its history, Cedar Hill lay along a branch of the Chisholm Trail and served as the temporary county seat of Dallas County. In 1856, a tornado swept through the town killing nine people and destroying most of its buildings. The seat of the county was moved to Dallas not long after.
Most of the city is served by the Cedar Hill Independent School District. Some of it is served by Duncanville Independent School District and the Midlothian Independent School District.
The Cedar Hill ISD portion is served by Cedar Hill High School. The Duncanville ISD portion is served by Duncanville High School. The Midlothian ISD portion is served by Midlothian High School.
Life School, a public charter school, operates the K-4 Cedar Hill campus.
Trinity Christian School – Cedar Hill (affiliated with a local Assemblies of God church) also serves the area.
On December 23, 2006, the 16-0 Cedar Hill High School Longhorn football team won its first state championship, defeating Cypress Falls 51-17 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. William Cole, who would eventually sign with Oklahoma State, was the star of the game, rushing for nearly 300 yards (270 m) and 3 touchdowns. Cole earned the Offensive MVP honors, and linebacker Chris Francis brought home the Defensive MVP award.
Northwood University is a 4-year post-secondary institution. The school is private and is nestled in the hills and woods on the east side of Joe Pool Lake.
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