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Welcome to Kaufman County, Texas, founded in 1848. Located adjacent to Dallas County on the east, Kaufman County is home to more than 145,000 people, 15 cities, four independent school districts, two colleges, and thousands of thriving businesses. Kaufman County has recently been named by Business Insider Magazine as the third fastest-growing county with a population of over 100,000 in the nation and the second-fastest-growing county in the state.
Interstate 20 runs through the heart of Kaufman County which is located just 30 minutes east of Dallas, Texas, and just over two hours west of the Louisiana state line. Some like to say Kaufman County is where east Texas begins.
Kaufman County, Texas has 780.5 square miles of land area and is bordered by Van Zandt County, Texas, Rockwall County, Henderson County, Ellis County, Dallas County, and Hunt County.
Kaufman County is home to the cities of Combine, Cottonwood, Crandall, Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Poetry, Post Oak Bend, Rosser, Scurry, Talty, and Terrell.
With six outstanding school districts and two community colleges, quality education opportunities are plentiful. The housing market in the county offers everything from rural homesteads, to growing city developments, to large acreage spreads in the country. No matter where you live, Kaufman County is always in reach of quality educational opportunities.
If you are looking for the perfect place to call home, or if you are just passing through, Kaufman County is the place to be. Just minutes from the luxuries of a big city, but far away enough to find a serene and peaceful country lifestyle.