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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

Old Fort Graham

A U.S. military post was established in 1849 at Fort Graham. As the line of settlement moved westward, the need for the fort ...

Casino Beach Golf Academy

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Legends Country Club

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

L.B. Houston

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library

This unique historical building once housed the municipal power plant. The beautifully restored library is designated as a re...