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Kiam is on U.S. Highway 190 sixty-five miles northwest of Beaumont in extreme eastern Polk County. The small rural community was settled about 1850 and named by the early pioneer Joseph Young for Edward Kiam of Houston. A post office was established at Kiam in 1901 and was discontinued in 1927, when mail was routed to Ollie.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Kiam is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Kiam is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.75714380
Longitude: -94.67548390

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009