New Hope, TX (Smith County)

By: Vista K. McCroskey

Type: General Entry

Published: April 1, 1995

Updated: December 9, 2020

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.

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

Vista K. McCroskey, “New Hope, TX (Smith County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995
December 9, 2020

New Hope
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Smith County
Associated Names


  • Latitude: 32.18737920°
  • Longitude: -95.11994480°