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SCURRY, TEXAS

Kaufman County, North Central Texas
Highway 34
37 miles SE of Dallas
4 miles SW of Kaufman

Population: 315 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was first settled in the 1840s and named after Scurry Dean - a local man killed in the Civil War. Scurry County, however, is named after Confederate General Wm. Scurry.

The Texas and Pacific Railway came through in the 1870s and guaranteed the permanence of the town. A post office was granted in 1883.

Fifty Scurrians were present for the census in the mid 1880s and by 1914, the town had grown to 400. The population dwindled to about 250 in the 1950s and growth has been slow since then.

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