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.
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