Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 681.
Both Kaufman County and the town of Scurry are part of the Dallas, Texas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan statistical area.
Scurry is located at (32.518611, –96.380833). It is situated along State Highway 34 in southwestern Kaufman County, southwest of Kaufman and southeast of Dallas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has an area of , all land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Scurry has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.
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. Postal service began in 1883, and a year later, Scurry had an estimated population of 50. By 1914, the community was home to around 400 people and 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 reversed during the latter half of the 20th century. In 1990, 9 businesses and about 315 people were living in the community. That figure approached 600 by 2000, and Scurry was officially incorporated as a town three years later.
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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