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MAY, TEXAS

Brown County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 183 and FM 1689
28 miles S of Cisco
36 miles S of Eastland
20 miles N of Brownwood

Population 285 (2000)

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May, Texas cemetery with windmill
May Cemetery
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Named for settler W. D. May, the town was started with a store opened by May’s brother Nathan in 1879 and a post office was granted in 1881.

The town was a stop on the Brownwood North and South Railway from 1907 until the line was given up in 1927.

In 1940 May had 500 residents, but it began a slow decline over the decades to the current 285.
Methodist Church in May, Texas
May United Methodist Church
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May United Methodist Church  historical marker, May, Texas
May United Methodist Church historical marker
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