Henry Clay Thruston

Henry Clay Thruston (HM299L)

Location: Mount Pleasant, TX 75455 Titus County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 9.484', W 94° 58.512'

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(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.
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HM NumberHM299L
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 315799 N 3670547
Decimal Degrees33.15806667, -94.97520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 9.484', W 94° 58.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 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 AddressAt or near N Edwards Ave, Mount Pleasant TX 75455, US
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