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.