The town of Krum was founded as a depot town in 1886 when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad purchased 200 acres of land from Louis L. & Gabrilla Finley for the town site. According to Gulf, Colorado & Sante Fe records, Krum was named for Charles K. Krum, a railroad official.
Below are some topics of interest pertaining to Krum’s history. The information, text and photos were provided by these sources & compiled by Kathryn Dodd: Krum Heritage Museum photo display, Della Davis Photo collection, John Callarman photo collection, George Hubbard & Della Davis-Images of America Krum, Krum ISD web site, Krum Public Library, Krum, Texas Story of A Small Town and The Heritage Gallery of Krum Texas by Della I Davis, Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame Inductions web site, archives of Denton Record Chronicle, and Dallas Morning news, Kansas Historical Society–Kansas Memory, scrapbook from Helen Knox Ashworth, and KISD Library.
Please no reproductions of these documents without the consent of Kathryn Dodd at or by calling 940-458-7100.