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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

Athens Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Yorktown Historical Museum

The Yorktown Historical Museum is housed in two historic buildings, both on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

City in Miniature

John Johnson has created a model of Cameron that recalls the town as it looked during the 1940s. For more than 25 years, Mr. ...

Chisholm Trail Memorial Park

This small park pays tribute to the cattle drives to the Chisholm Trail. This was the last stop in Texas before heading to no...