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MAYSFIELD, TEXAS

Milam County, Central Texas S
FM 485
8 miles N of Cameron
Population: 140 (2000)

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Maysfield Methodist Church, Maysfield, Texas
Methodist Church in Maysfield
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 8-15-04

History in a Pecan Shell

The town had been known as "Old Graball" (no explanation given). When a man named Thomas Newton Mayes arrived in 1853, the people of town were happy to name it after him.

The post office was opened in 1868 and in 1884 Maysfield had a population of 250.

Maysfield, even though it was without a railroad, was on a stage line between Calvert and Cameron. The economy was strong enough to support a
gristmill and cotton gin. From the end of the Civil War into the 1890s, several railroads planned to connect Calvert or Hearne to Cameron and on to Bell County making Maysfield an important stop. Nothing materialized and Maysfield was bypassed.

By the mid-1890s only 150 residents were reported. Maysfield's population was remained at 124 from the 30s to the 60s. The town's history seems to have been uneventful as well. Finally in the late 1960s the Maysfield school consolidated with the ISD in Cameron.


Maysfield Presbyterian Church

Maysfield Presbyterian Church, Texas
Presbyterian Church in Maysfield
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Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior, Maysfield Texas
Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior
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Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior, Maysfield Texas
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Maysfield Presbyterian Church piano, Maysfield Texas
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Maysfield Presbyterian Church  interior, stainglass, Mayfield Texas
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