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Kaufman, Texas

Kaufman was first settled in 1840, by forty families led by Dr. William P. King from Mississippi, who purchased land and built a fort on a hilltop that overlooked his new home. This became known as Kings Fort. As the community grew, the name changed to Kingsboro. In 1846 when the state established Henderson County, Kingsboro became part of that county. In 1848, land was taken from Henderson County to establish Kaufman County, named for David S. Kaufman. Three years later the community became the county seat and renamed for the county.

Just southeast of the Metroplex, Kaufman has prospered from a diversified economy. The city bills itself as the Red Tail Hawk capital of Texas.

Visitors will enjoy the turn-of-the-century buildings that make up most of the town square.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Kaufman, TX

Diamond Oaks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Riverview Golf Club

Riverview Golf Club, a well-designed public course, is player friendly, featuring elevated greens that require a variety of s...

Navarro Mills Lake Hiking

Alliance Creek Nature Trail is a half-mile trail through a heavily wooded area located in Oak Park. There are many species of...

Legends of the Game Baseball Museum and Children's Learning Center

Located at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, this 17,000 sq. ft. baseball museum features baseball uniforms, balls, equipment, p...