A History of Northwestern Kaufman County, Texas

by Jerry M. Flook

Forney Country

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Forney Country

This high quality hard-bound book has over 300 pages of pure Forney History and Culture. Most of the stories you read on this site and photos in the Photo Gallery are but a small sampling of what is available in this fascinating work.

Forney Country traces the evolution of Forney and surrounding rural neighborhoods from their days as Indian hunting grounds to the conclusion of WWII. The oft-told tales of old Forney plus many newly rediscovered facts are woven into a fascinating narrative of community formation, social and cultural change, agricultural boom and socio-economic decline. The text is liberally spiced with quotations from old-timers, helping bring the events to life for the reader. Some 400 historical photographs tell the story visually, most of them here made accessible to the public for the first time.

There are chapters devoted to the natural environment, the schools, the churches, the rural neighborhoods, and the black community. Also included are early maps of Forney’s trails and river crossings, original land surveys and landmarks.

This compendium of carefully researched and documented facts presents the story of an evolving community, some of it amusing, some of it sad, much of it inspiring pride in our forebears, some of it shameful, but all of it fascinating to the reader with an interest in the history of Forney Country.

If you are researching family in Forney, this book is a must!

Hardback version
Price: $45.00 (includes tax)
S&H: $4.00

Hardback version – Collectors’ First Edition
Price: $100.00 (includes tax)
S&H: $4.00

Leatherbound version
Price: $125.00 (includes tax)
S&H: $4.00

Type of Book

To order by mail, please send a check or money order to:

PO BOX 317
Attn: Book Order
Forney, TX 75126

For more information please send an email to

This awesome book makes a great gift!

Check it out! Forney Country reviews:

“Forney Country: A History of Northwestern Kaufman County, Texas is one of the best Texas local histories of the decade.”–Lloyd Bockstruck, genealogy columnist, Dallas Morning News, 6 Feb 1999

“Now a large, well-designed and well-written book offers the history of [Forney] and area, Forney Country: A History of Northwestern Kaufman County, Texas, by Jerry M. Flook.”–A. C. Greene, Texas Sketches columnist, Dallas Morning News, 20 Oct 2000


The Forney Heritage Cookbook

Get your own Forney Cookbook! Over 400 recipes of YUM, some from Forney’s pioneer families.


  • Appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Breads, Rolls, Biscuits, Donuts, Hotcakes, & Waffles
  • Canning, Freezing, & Preserving
  • Casseroles
  • Cookies & Candies
  • Meats, Fish, & Main Dishes
  • Pies & Pastries, Cakes & Frosting
  • Miscellaneous
  • Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches
  • South of the Border
  • Vegetables

Includes a full index and a Favorite Recipe page to keep your stuff organized. Also includes artwork by Forney’s own Pat Costello, with snipits of Forney history.

Price: $15.00 (includes tax) 

To order by mail, please send a check or money order for $15.00 to:

PO BOX 317
Attn: Cookbook Order
Forney, TX 75126

Price: $15.00 (includes tax)

For more information, please send an email to:


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