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Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mrs. William P. King

(Donor, Land for County seat, Kaufman County)

 
 
Mrs. William P. King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 24, 2016
1. Mrs. William P. King Marker
Inscription. Wife of founder of King's Fort (in 1840), Frances A. King pioneered with great courage and enthusiasm in Republic of Texas. After King's death in 1846, she later (as Mrs. Tabor) entered and won election of Kingsborough for county seat of newly organized Kaufman County. In April 1851 she deeded 75 acres for townsite and a 75-acre timber tract to the county commissioners, James W. Love, J. Larkin Austin and John W. Terrell.

King's Fort had grown into village of Kingsborough, later given same name as county.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8529.)
 
Location. 32° 35.372′ N, 96° 18.587′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of West Grove Street and North Jackson Street, on the left when traveling west on West Grove Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Mulberry Street, Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaufman County (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Isham Chisum (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaufman County Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting
Mrs. William P. King image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 24, 2016
2. Mrs. William P. King
distance of this marker); Greenslade Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Kaufman (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covenant United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huff-Park House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kaufman.
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016.
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