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Barnum is located in Texas
Location in Texas
Barnum is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Polk
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Barnum is an unincorporated community in Polk County, in the U.S. state of Texas.


Barnum sprang up in 1881 around a sawmill built on a railroad line. Some believe the community was named after P. T. Barnum, an American businessman and circus founder, while other hold it was named for another Texas sawmill owner named Barnum.

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