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The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church organized October 8, 1897 with four initial members. Five days later, four additional members joined the church. The membership purchased the church grounds for $10.00 from Mr. J.M. Raper. Raper was born in 1807 and died at the age of 102 in 1909. His body lies in the New Hope Cemetery. Several burials date to 1896, which is the earliest burial date recorded on tombstones in New Hope. However, the cemetery contains many graves marked with sandstones which may date earlier.