Scurry, Texas

Scurry, Texas

Scurry, Texas
Town
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Scurry in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates:
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.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

Scurry is located at (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]

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.[4]

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

Demographics

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.

References

  1. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Texas, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008" ( 
  3. ^ a b "Scurry, Texas". Texas Escapes Online Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Scurry, Texas
  5. ^ "Scurry, Texas".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Scurry, Texas - Texas Handbook Online.
  • Scurry-Rosser news - Kaufman County Online.
  • Scurry-Rosser Independent School District - Official site.