Prior to the existence of Mabank in Early 1900, the community of Lawndale was formed in the late 1880s. The community was noted for its agriculture in many areas, including cotton. But with the Texas Trunk Railroad missing the community by a mile, Ranchers Mason and Eubank decided to capitalize on the Texas Trunk and set aside one square mile of land and named it "Mabank". According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.8square kilometers (3.0Square meters). 7.7 kilometers (3.0Square meters) of it is land and 0.1Square kilometers(0.04Square meters) of it (1.00%) is water. Mabank is a town in Henderson and Kaufman Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,151 at the 2000 census. The population estimate as of January 1, 2007 was 2,816.