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Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Henry Clay Thruston

(May 5, 1830 - July 2, 1909)

 
 
Henry Clay Thruston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Henry Clay Thruston Marker
Inscription. Estimated to be between seven feet one inch and eight feet tall, Henry Clay Thruston became known nationally and internationally for his height. Born in South Carolina (Greenville Co.), Thruston wed Mary B. Thruston, a cousin, in 1833; they had two children. In 1861, Thruston joined the Confederate effort for the Civil War, and despite his conspicuous height, was only wounded twice. By 1874, the Thrustons had moved to Titus County, purchasing land near the Daphne Community. Thruston also toured with P.T. Barnum's Circus as "The Tallest Man in the World." Seen by large crowds throughout America and in Europe, Thruston became a part of late 19th century popular culture.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15976.)
 
Location. 33° 9.484′ N, 94° 58.512′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Texas, in Titus County. Marker can be reached from North Edwards Avenue south of West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located within Edwards Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Edwards Avenue, Mount Pleasant TX 75455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Henry Clay Thruston Marker and grave marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Henry Clay Thruston Marker and grave marker.
Titus County C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Titus County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dellwood Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Caddo Indian Communities in the Cypress Creek Drainage (approx. 7.4 miles away); Ripley Massacre (approx. 10.3 miles away); Snow Hill Baptist Church (approx. 10˝ miles away); Snow Hill Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .  Tallest man website about Henry Clay Thruston. (Submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Henry Clay Thruston Marker in center background of cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Henry Clay Thruston Marker in center background of cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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