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Mayesburg was laid out in 1878, and most likely was named in honor of J. M. Mayes, a local merchant. A post office called Mayesburgh was established in 1879, and remained in operation until 1902.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mayesburg, Missouri
- "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)