“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Thomas H. Mays

Thomas H. Mays Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ross Perkins, May 9, 2013
1. Thomas H. Mays Marker
Inscription. Thomas H. Mays was born in 1802 in Virginia and emigrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1830. In 1834, he became Bastrop's first municipal surveyor and platted the city's new streets. Two years later, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of San Jacinto while serving in the Texian Army with the "Mina Volunteers" led by Col. Edward Burleson. Upon his return to Bastrop, he became deputy surveyor for Bastrop County. He also held political office in Bastrop as city alderman (1838) and associate justice (1839). He wed Arie C. Ellis, and the couple reared their children in Bastrop, establishing a large homestead, including this site, in the mid-1800s. Mays died on April 18, 1862, but his burial location is unknown.
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13114.)
Location. 30° 6.512′ N, 97° 18.917′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Hill Street, on the right when traveling west on Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Walnut Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bastrop Advertiser (approx. mile away); Primera Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First National Bank of Bastrop (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Bastrop Military Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); H. P. Luckett House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lost Pines of Texas (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early History of the City of Bastrop (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bastrop.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 97 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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