Tag: Kaufman County TX History

COL. J. W. FORNEY, Became City’s Namesake

8 June 2018

ACROSS THE KAUFMAN COUNTY line from Dallas, the city of Forney per­petuates the name of a onetime Pennsylvania newspaper editor and politician. He was a prime factor almost a century ago in altering the destiny of Dallas and other North Texas communities by the construc­tion of pioneer railroads to serve them. This now largely forgotten […]