(May 5, 1830 - July 2, 1909)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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 315799 N 3670547|
|Decimal Degrees||33.15806667, -94.97520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 9.484', W 94° 58.512'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 9' 29.04" N, 94° 58' 30.72" W|
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|Area Code(s)||903, 430|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near N Edwards Ave, Mount Pleasant TX 75455, US|
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