Combine is a city located in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,029. The city is located about 25 miles southeast of Dallas and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Combine was originally settled in the late 1800s and was known as “Shortline.” The town was later renamed “Combine” in 1902 after a local cotton gin and general store, which were combined into one building. Combine was incorporated as a city in 1973.
Today, Combine is a small, rural community with a mix of residential and agricultural land use. The city has a few small businesses and restaurants, but most residents travel to nearby cities for work, shopping, and other services. The city is served by the Crandall Independent School District and is home to a small park and community center.
One of the notable events in Combine’s history was the 2015 tornado outbreak that struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Combine. The tornado damaged several homes and businesses in the city, but no fatalities or serious injuries were reported. The city has since rebuilt and recovered from the storm.