Egypt

Egypt (Little Egypt), twelve miles southeast of Kaufman in eastern Kaufman County, formed sometime before the Civil War. This predominantly Black community extended along Farm Road 1836 from Ayres Chapel on the west to the Cedar Hill church on the east. In the latter half of the 1800s it was a thriving community with a general store, blacksmith shop, and resident physician. A post office opened there in 1876 but closed in 1888. The community is not shown on county highway maps for the 1930s.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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All roads lead home to Ayres Chapel and the historic cemetery.

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No

Place type

Egypt is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Little-]

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.52430390
    Longitude
    -96.14997440

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

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