There are more than 27 official Texas Historical Markers in the city commemorating early churches, public buildings, people, and events important in local history. You can obtain a guide (with map) to see all the city's marker sites from the Terrell Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Kaufman is a small town in Kaufman County just south of Terrell. There are some 14 historical markers within the city. A small city with a population of only around 6,500 people. An early frontier fort of the Republic of Texas was built in 1840 in Kaufman on a favourite hunting ground for area Indians and settlement was delayed several years by fear of attacks. There is not a lot to see in Kaufman but there are some lovely old homes and of course all those historical markers.
Terrell lies in the north east section of Texas, about 30 miles east of Dallas. It is the largest town in Kaufman County which is made up of 788 square miles of the Blackland Prairie region.
Terrell's origins were as a depot town along the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company's new transcontinental line from Longview (in East Texas) to California. The first white settlers arrived in the county around 1848. The Americans placated the Caddo and Cherokee Indians, living there at the time, with jewellery and trinkets and consequently experienced few Indian problems. Terrell became organised in 1873 when the railroad was built.
Currently, Terrell is a banking and marketing centre for this agricultural area which features cotton, beef cattle and dairying as well as 33 local industries - garments, steel, aluminium, plastic and wood fabrication. The population is around 13,840 and growing with more and more new subdivisions springing up. More people are choosing to spread out from the Dallas Country region in search of more reasonably priced housing. There is no shortage of recreational facilities with 150 acres are set aside for recreational purposes. There are 3 lakes relatively close by and 2 golf courses.
"The City of Tomorrow with the Charm of Yesterday."
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