|• Total||1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)|
|• Land||1.93 sq mi (4.99 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||440 ft (130 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||405.50/sq mi (156.58/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
|GNIS feature ID||1379045|
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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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