Kaufman County (Kaufman)

                        
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Architect: Morey & McGill.

Year Built: 1956.

The Kaufman County Courthouse is located in the city of Kaufman, Texas. Both the county, established in 1848, and the city were named for David S. Kaufman, a U.S. Representative and diplomat from Texas.

Previous courthouses for Kaufman County were erected in 1851, 1861 and 1887.

From the Texas Historical Marker for Kaufman County:

Created February 26, 1848
Organized August 7, 1848
Named in honor of
David Spangler Kaufman
1812-1851
Came to Texas in 1837 and
located at Nacogdoches
Member of the Texas Congress
1839-1845
Member of the United States
Congress
Kaufman, the County Seat

 

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The following image of the W.C. Dodson 1887 Second Empire design courthouse (the 3rd courthouse for Kaufman County) appears in the THC Site Atlas. The cornerstone for this long-gone edifice remains onsite and is depicted in my pictures below.

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