Location in Harper County and the state of Oklahoma.
May is located at Coordinates: (36.616536, -99.749363).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.
May is the hometown of one of the major characters of Stephen King's The Stand, the mentally retarded Tom Cullen, who meets the deaf-mute drifter Nick Andros after Cullen gets drunk and passes out in the middle of the road. Andros mistakenly believes Cullen is dead and careens off his bike. King's version of May is markedly different from the real thing, as he presents it as a small town that includes a number of businesses and homes, when in reality it's just a wide place in the road without a single actual business at all. There is a business May Country Store that serves food fuel and cold beer.