Thomas H. Mays

Thomas H. Mays (HM18C4)

Location: Bastrop, TX 78602 Bastrop County
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N 30° 6.512', W 97° 18.917'

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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.
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HM NumberHM18C4
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Marker Number13114
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 662321 N 3332009
Decimal Degrees30.10853333, -97.31528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.512', W 97° 18.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 30.72" N, 97° 18' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1008 Walnut St, Bastrop TX 78602, US
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