Present day Kaufman County is a part
of the Three Forks of the Trinity River, an area heralded in 1837 as a "Garden of Eden" destined to "to prove the most valuable part of Texas"
This work focuses on the first twelve years of the county, beginning in 1840 with the construction of a frontier fort for the protection of William P. King's surveying party led by W.A. Ferris and ending with the establishment of county government in 1851 in the county seat named Kaufman
Images of daily life in early Kaufman county are evoked mostly through the stories of the first settlers. Extensively documented research helps fill in this view, expanding the work of Homer DeGolyer on the first surveys, correcting several myths of local history which have grown over the years , and portraying some new aspects of that history. By Horace P. Flatt. $25.00 plus $8.75 S&H
The story of a railroad depot town that grew: Little known schools, the city government, and the rich history of people that built Terrell. Events to learn from and to laugh about. ( by Horace P.
Flatt) 436 pages. $35.00 Plus $8.75 S&H
Map of England superimposed over a map of Texas representing the unity of purpose in the war effort during WW II. Copied from one of the flight training maps displayed at the no.1 British Flight Training Museum and depicted on one of the murals found in downtown Terrell - $15.00 plus
$5.00 for S&H sizes M, L or XL.
KAUFMAN COUNTY: IT'S EARLY YEARS