Kaufman County, Texas

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Kaufman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 71,313. Its seat is Kaufman[1], and the county is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David Spangler Kaufman, a diplomat and U.S. congressman from Texas who was the first Jewish person to serve in Congress from Texas.[2] Western artist Frank Reagh moved from Illinois to Kaufman County in 1876 to draw inspiration for his paintings such as The Approaching Herd (1902).[3]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 807 sq mi (2,090 km²). 786 sq mi (2,036 km²) of it is land and 21 sq mi (54 km²) of it (2.57%) is water.

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