Welcome to Trumann, the largest city in Poinsett County! Trumann has a rich and colorful history dating back to the mid 1800’s. At that time the whole area was covered by hardwood trees and, during a few months of the year, several feet of water. The trees brought the timber industry with associated sawmills, one of which became Poinsett Lumber and Manufacturing Company—later Singer Sewing Machine Cabinet Company; in addition, the Springfield Cooperage Company came in, producing barrels for shipments by rail (now the Burlington Northern Railway). As the companies cleared the land, acreage was sold for agriculture, creating the agricultural area of today that grows cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, and corn. Development of the Saint Francis and Mississippi levee systems helped to develop Trumann and all of Northeast Arkansas. Although the Singer era in Trumann ended in 1982, the city has several industries that give a varied economic base. In addition, Trumann is located on I-555 just 12 miles southeast of Jonesboro and 45 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee.
Trumann’s location on I-555 makes it the ideal place to enjoy small town life while having easy 4-lane access to larger cities with their educational, professional, medical, and entertainment offerings. The community of Trumann is developing with new businesses and new residences. Citizens enjoy access to a library, parks, ball fields, recreation/meeting facilities, a splash pad, and a private 9-hole golf course. For the outdoorsmen the Saint Francis Lake and River lies just outside the city. Extending more than thirty miles along the St. Francis River Floodway, this area known as the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area has become nationally famous for hunting and fishing.
Trumann is proud of its educational facilities and opportunities. Trumann school district has 3 campuses: newly constructed Cedar Park Elementary, Trumann Intermediate School, and Trumann High School (built in 2008). The school system was first in the state to offer one-to-one technology for its students through a partnership with Apple. In addition, ASU-Newport offers GED classes in our Sims-Talbot Adult Education Center. Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, offers varying degrees—undergraduate through doctorates, including a medical doctorate. For particular specialties, the University of Memphis is just an hour away.
A first class city, Trumann has supported economic development through its Industrial Development Commission and its Chamber of Commerce and worked to improve infrastructure and services as the city continues to grow. We in Trumann believe that community development is the key to a prosperous, successful community. Come visit! You are always welcome in Trumann!