Meldrum is on the Southern Pacific line and U.S. Highway 84 four miles northeast of Timpson in northeastern Shelby County. The settlement developed around the railroad when it came through the area in 1885, and was named for the president of the road. Meldrum had two stores and several residences in 1946 and one business and several residences in 1988. No population statistics were available for 2000.

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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