Landrum

Landrum was on the Gulf and Interstate Railway twelve miles southwest of Beaumont in central Jefferson County. In 1895 Solomon and Elizabeth Landrum sold a forty-three-acre tract to William J. Landrum and Sarah F. Burrell for fifty dollars. The land was laid out into a town in anticipation of the Gulf and Interstate line, which was indeed completed within a year. Although the site was named on an 1898 map of Jefferson County, it did not appear on a map of the area compiled thirty years later by the Corps of Engineers. Scattered buildings and the Landrum Cemetery remain around the old townsite.

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

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Landrum is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.94771650
    Longitude
    -94.23240640

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Is Incorporated

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