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Kaufman County TX
Kaufman County

KAUFMAN, TEXAS

Kaufman County Seat, North Central Texas

Highways 34, 243 and 175
34 Miles E of Dallas
26 Miles NE of Ennis
Population: 6,718 (2010) 6,490 (2000) 5,238 (1990)

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The 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse, Texas
The courthouse (no longer standing) and the courthouse square in 1918
Photo courtesy THC

History in a Pecan Shell

A brief timeline of significant events in Kaufman's history:

1840: forty families led by Mississippian Dr. William P. King, arrived and built a fort on a hill. It was called Kings Fort, and the resulting community that built around it was called Kingsboro.
1846: Henderson County was established and Kingsboro became part of it.
1848: Land from Henderson County was used to establish Kaufman County
1849: postal service began.
1852: Kingsboro becomes the county seat and was renamed for the county.
1860: the first newspaper is published
1881: The railroad arrives and two years later Kaufman connects to Dallas.
1884: Kaufman has 1,000 citizens which grows to 2,300 by 1900.
1963: Kaufman is hit by a tornado.

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Former First National Bank building in Kaufman, Texas
The former First National Bank building
Photo Courtesy Lori Martin, 2005
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Kaufman, Texas Odd Fellows Hall
The former Odd Fellows Hall in Kaufman
Photo Courtesy Lori Martin, 2005
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Kaufman, Texas Area Towns:
Dallas | Ennis | Canton
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