Kaufman, the county seat of Kaufman County, is at the intersection of State highways 34 and 243 and U.S. Highway 175, thirty-four miles east of Dallas near the center of the county. The original inhabitants of the area were Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, Delaware, and Kickapoo Indians. The first Whites were forty families led by Mississippian Dr. William P. King, who arrived in the area in 1840, purchased 2½ square miles of land, and built a fort on a hilltop that overlooked his new home. In his honor the outpost that provided security for the settlers was called Kings Fort, and the stream that ran nearby became known as King's Creek. During the next five years several buildings were built near the fort. Gradually a community developed, named Kingsboro.
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|7,565||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|6,703||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|6,490||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|5,251||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,658||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|4,012||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,087||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,714||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,654||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,279||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|2,501||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,959||1910||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,378||1900||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,282||1890||Texas Demographic Center|