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Milam County TX
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MAYSFIELD, TEXAS

Milam County, Central Texas South

FM 485
8 miles NE of Cameron
Population: 140 (2000, 1990)

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Maysfield Presbyterian Church, Texas
Maysfield Presbyterian Church
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 Churches

Maysfield Texas - Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2005
Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior, Maysfield Texas
Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior
Photo courtesy Elaine Dobos, November 2007
Maysfield Presbyterian Church interior, Maysfield Texas
Photo courtesy Elaine Dobos, November 2007
Maysfield Presbyterian Church piano, Maysfield Texas
Photo courtesy Elaine Dobos, November 2007
Maysfield Texas - Maysfield Presbyterian Church  Thanksgiving
Photo courtesy Elaine Dobos, November 2007
Maysfield Presbyterian Church  interior, stainglass, Mayfield Texas
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 8-15-04
Maysfield Methodist Church, Maysfield, Texas
Maysfield Methodist Church
Photo courtesyErik Whetstone, 8-15-04
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Milam county TX 1907 postal map
1907 Milam County postal map showing Maysfield E of Cameron
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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