Kaufman County, Texas

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Kaufman County, Texas

Kaufman County is located in the North Blackland prairie and drains to the Trinity River, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Ray Hubbard and Terrell City Lake. Local economy consists of agriculture, commuters to Dallas and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $4.9M
Total Listings 119
Avg. Days On Market 58
Avg. Price/SQFT $449

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Where is Kaufman County, Texas?

  • Kaufman County is located in northeastern Texas. Terrell, the county's largest town, is thirty miles east of Dallas. The county's center lies at approximately 32°35' north latitude and 96°18' west longitude. The county comprises 788 square miles of the Blackland Prairie region of Northeast Texas. The terrain is predominantly level to gently undulating, with an elevation ranging from 300 to 550 feet above sea level.
  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 103,350. Its county seat is Kaufman. Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David S. Kaufman, a U.S. Representative and diplomat from Texas. Kaufman County is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Hunt County (north)
  • Van Zandt County (east)
  • Henderson County (south)
  • Ellis County (southwest)
  • Dallas County (west)
  • Rockwall County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Kaufman County

  • The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center provides education and research opportunities pertaining to water conservation, wetland systems and wildlife management. Located in the middle of NTMWD’s 1,840-acre East Fork Water Reuse Project and the 1,200-acre Bunker Sands Mitigation Bank, the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center provides education and research opportunities pertaining to water conservation, wetland systems and wildlife management.

  • A trip to the local zoo is perhaps one of the favorite activities for most children and their families. Unfortunately, many of the larger zoos do not allow children to interact with the animals. Fortunately, there is one zoo in Texas, called Gentle Zoo, that allows children to do so. In addition to a petting zoo, Gentle Zoo has a train ride, playground, giant jumping pillow, picnic area, a giant maze, and so much more. All their animals are healthy and friendly. In fact, most of the animals are conditioned by the trainers to be handled and petted by children and adults.

  • Thrillvania is an immersive haunted house theme park located in Terrell, Texas. The park consists of 50 acres and is considered a major international horror theme park. Created by Lance Pope in 1996, Thrillvania was one of the first haunted house parks to use film special effects such as animatronics and pyrotechnics.

Farming and Ranching in Kaufman County 

  • The soils are slightly acidic, with dark to light loamy surfaces and clayey subsoils. Mineral resources include limestone, sand and gravel, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical-humid. Temperatures range in July from an average low of 72° F to an average high of 97° and in January from 33° to 54°. Rainfall averages thirty-nine inches, and the growing season averages 245 days each year.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,438 farms and ranches covering 419,553 acres, 48 percent of which were devoted to crops, 43 percent to pasture, and 7 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $30,038,000; livestock sales accounted for $23,523,000 of the total. Nursery crops, beef cattle, horses, goats, hogs, sheep, wheat, hay, sorghum, cotton, and oats were the chief agricultural products. 
  • The county is on the divide between two large rivers, the Trinity, and the Sabine. It is in the Trinity River watershed and is drained, in its western half, by the East Fork of the Trinity River and its tributaries, and, in its eastern half, by Cedar Creek and its tributaries, which flow into Cedar Creek Reservoir in the southern part of the county. Prairie grasses and mesquite, oak, pecan, and elm trees grow along the streams of the county.

 

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