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Scurry, Texas
Town
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
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. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 719.

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

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.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scurry has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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. 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. That figure approached 600 by 2000 and Scurry was officially incorporated as a town three years later.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 315
2000 600 90.5%
2010 681 13.5%
Est. 2015 736 8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
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