Near Mayflower in Newton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Survey Community
In 1889, the Methodists built a church on land given by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mattox. The building was also used for school purposes. Surveyville Post Office, opened in 1903, was soon renamed “Mayflower”.
Population shifts starting in the 1940s caused the school to consolidate with Burkeville (1949), the post office to close (1951) and the church to disband (1961). Public facilities, including the church building, Mattox Cemetery, and several other burial grounds, are now maintained by the Survey Cemetery Association.
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 31° 5.13′ N, 93° 43.148′ W. Marker is near Mayflower, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is on State Highway 87 0.3 miles south of County Highway 2149, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wiergate TX 75977, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mattox Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Beef Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cade Building (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Site of Old Burr’s Ferry (approx. 11.6 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.