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KRUM, TEXAS

Denton County, North Central Texas
FM 1173
7 Miles NW of Denton
N of Dallas

Population: 2,285 (2000)

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Krum Texas water tower
Krum water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Named after a railroad employee of The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad when they laid tracks across Denton County in the mid 1880s. The town had 75 people in 1892.

In 1900 the railroad reported shipping over a half a million bushels of wheat, allowing Krum the bragging rights to "largest inland grain market in the world."

In 1925, Krum's population was 750. During the Great Depression years the population dropped below 300. After WWII, it remained between 300 and 400 until the 1970s.

With increased growth of Dallas and Fort Worth, Krum offered big city workers a chance to live in a more tranquil setting. The population grew accordingly: from 605 in 1978, to the present 2,285.
Krum Texas one lane bridge
The one-lane bridge at Krum
Krum Texas one-laned bridge
"The Krum bridge for some time has been set for demolition but city fathers are trying to get funds to display it in another location. Denton County has a site of their historic bridges. Thankfully the traffic is light for the bridge." - Barclay Gibson, February 2007 photos
Krum Medthodist Church Texas
Krum Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Krum Texas grain elevator
Grain elevators in Krum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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