sidebar menu icon


MAYER, TEXAS. Mayer was eighteen miles southeast of Eldorado in southeastern Schleicher County. A post office, named for Sol Mayer, an early settler, was established there in June 1904, and the mail was delivered twice weekly on a route from Sonora in neighboring Sutton County. James Champie was postmaster. In 1914 Mayer had a general store and a population of 190; stock raising was the primary occupation of area residents. The post office was discontinued in May 1918. The community name was applied to two common school districts in eastern Schleicher County until 1947, when they were grouped with several other schools to form the Schleicher County Rural High School District. Mayer was not shown on county highway maps in the 1940s.

Roy D. Holt, ed., Schleicher County, or Eighty Years of Development in Southwest Texas (Eldorado, Texas: Eldorado Success, 1930).
Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Mayer, TX," accessed January 20, 2018,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on!