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May in Brown County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The May Community

 
 
The May Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. The May Community Marker
Inscription. Originally part of a Mexican land grant given to Empresario John Cameron in 1827. May developed in the 1870s when several pioneer families settled here. Baptists and Methodists quickly organized churches. A one-room school known as Old Swayback provided the first formal education for the children. Nathan L. May built a trading post in 1879 and became the town’s first postmaster in 1881. By 1907 the village had a blacksmith shop, general store, newspaper and bank. The early history of May climaxed in 1911 with the coming of the railroad.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5377.)
 
Location. 31° 58.947′ N, 98° 55.227′ W. Marker is in May, Texas, in Brown County. Marker is on U.S. 183 0.1 miles north of County Road 485, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: May TX 76857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. May United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wolf Valley Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Rising Star (approx. 8.3 miles away); Heflin Cemetery
The May Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. The May Community Center
(approx. 8.4 miles away); Rising Star (approx. 8.4 miles away); Rising Star Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 12.5 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 12.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in May.
 
Also see . . .  May, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to North Along US 183 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. View to North Along US 183
Marker is on right (east) side of highway
View to South Along US 183 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. View to South Along US 183
Marker is on left (east) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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