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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

Milam County Historical Museum

Housed in the restored county jail, c. 1895, the Milam County Historical Museum is complete with cells, shackles, and gallows...

Henderson County Historical Museum

Vintage and antique memorabilia are displayed in the 1896 Faulk-Gauntt building. The first floor exhibits of the Henderson Co...

Layland Museum

The Layland Museum is located in the handsome 1904 Carnegie Library listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

I Care Fitness Center & Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...