Mabank is a city located in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It is situated about 50 miles southeast of Dallas and 20 miles southeast of Kaufman, the county seat. The city has a population of approximately 3,500 people.
Mabank was originally founded as a railroad stop in the late 1800s, and its name is said to be a contraction of the last names of two early settlers, Eubank and Mason. Today, the city is a small but growing community that offers residents a quiet, rural lifestyle within easy driving distance of the amenities of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
One of the main attractions in Mabank is Cedar Creek Lake, a 32,000-acre reservoir that is popular for boating, fishing, and other water sports. The lake is surrounded by several parks and recreational areas, including Purtis Creek State Park and Gun Barrel City Park, which offer hiking trails, picnic areas, and camping facilities.
Other notable attractions in and around Mabank include the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, which features aquariums, outdoor ponds, and exhibits on Texas aquatic life, and the Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park, which honors local veterans of the armed forces.
In terms of education, Mabank is served by the Mabank Independent School District, which operates several elementary, middle, and high schools in the area. The district is known for its strong academic programs and extracurricular activities, including athletics, music, and fine arts.