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Kaufman County Texas
The first Kaufman County settlement was started in 1840 by William P. King and a group of forty pioneers from Holly Springs, Mississippi, who had purchased certificates for head rights from the Republic of Texas. The group built a fort and named it King's Fort in honor of their leader. Because of readily available land grants and because the land had been praised in eastern towns, the area around King's Fort, or Kingsboro, or Fort de Kingsboro, attracted settlers rapidly.
On July 27, 1846, after the annexation of Texas by the United States, King patented the survey that included King's Fort with the new state government. The territory was at that time part of the recently organized Henderson County. Kaufman County was drawn from Henderson County, established in February 1848, and named for David Spangler Kaufman, a diplomat and member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas, the legislature of the state of Texas, and the Congress of the United States. King's Fort was renamed Kaufman and became the county seat in March 1851, after four elections.Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY SA 3.0KAUFMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Combine * Cottonwood * Crandall * Forney * Kaufman (county seat) * Kemp * Terrell * Mabank * Oak Grove
* Oak Ridge * Post Oak Bend City * Scurry * Talty * Grays Prairie * Rosser * Elmo * Travis Ranch * Ables Springs
* Abner * Becker * Cartwright * Cedar Grove * Cedarvale * Cobb * College Mound * Colquitt * Frog * Gastonia *
* Heartland * Hiram * Jiba * Lawrence * Lively * Lone Star * Markout * McCoy * Ola * Peeltown * Poetry *
* Prairieville * Rand * Stubbs * Styx * Tolosa * Union Valley * Warsaw * Wilson * Egypt *
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Apr 2018: Visiting News: BASS, PIERCE, SCOGGIN, TOWNSEND, LIGON, PEDEN, PORTWOOD, GRAHAMFeb 2018: Sick List News: TAGGARTJan 2018: Website redecorated and pages are mobile friendly; Visiting News: NICHOLS, WHATLEY, WASHBURN, BURNEY, STILL, RALPH, JACKSONMay 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
Feb 2017: News: POLAND, MANTIUS, HOLLEY, ALLEN, BROWN, CHENAULT, CRAWFORD, GARDNER
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