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Scurry, Texas
—  Town  —
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°31′7″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51861°N 96.38083°W / 32.51861; -96.38083
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Kaufman
Population (2006)
 - Total 644
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003.[1] A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 719.[2]

Both Kaufman County and the town of Scurry are part of the Dallas, TexasFort WorthArlington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Scurry is located at 32°31′07″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51861°N 96.38083°W / 32.51861; -96.38083 (32.518611, -96.380833). It is situated along State Highway 34 in southwestern Kaufman County, approximately four miles southwest of Kaufman and 37 miles southeast of Dallas.[3]

History

The first settlers in the area arrived in the mid-1840s. Over the next quarter century, a church and school community developed and the number of farms increased. The arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railway in the 1870s established the settlement as a shipment point for area farmers. When local residents requested a post office, they submitted the name Scurry – in honor of Scurry Dean, who was killed during the Civil War. Post service began in 1883 and a year later, Scurry had an estimated population of fifty.[3] By 1914, the community was home to around 400 people as well as a number of businesses. The Great Depression caused Scurry to decline, which lasted through the first decade after World War II. Only 250 people remained in the community by the mid-1950s. The trend was later reversed during the latter half of the twentieth century. In 1990, there were nine businesses and approximately 315 people living in the community.[4] That figure approached 600 by 2000 and Scurry was officially incorporated as a town three years later.

Education

Public education in the town of Scurry is provided by the Scurry-Rosser Independent School District. The district has three campuses and also serves the incorporated communities of Rosser, Cottonwood, and Grays Prairie in southwestern Kaufman County.

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Coordinates: 32°31′07″N 96°22′51″W / 32.51861°N 96.38083°W / 32.51861; -96.38083

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