Dermott in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Named for S. P. McDermott, who had crossroads store and was an early postmaster. Began as a community called Dark, 1½ miles northeast. (School in area was named Bookout.) Town moved 1909 to the Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railroad. It had a hotel and a number of businesses. The Santa Fe was built in 1911, and the competing railroads made this a busy cattle shipping center, with full loading pens. Town moved 1915 to Santa Fe Railroad.
The R.S. & P. tracks were taken up in 1942. The town had new population in the late 1940's, during county oil boom.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1210.)
Location. 32° 51.414′ N, 101° 1.089′ W. Marker is in Dermott, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is on U.S. 84 0.1 miles south of County Road 2121, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home County of Famous Frontiersmen J. Wright Mooar (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scurry County's Billionth Barrel of Oil (approx. 5.6 miles away); First State Bank Building Home County of Famous Frontiersman J. Wright Mooar (approx. 11.3 miles away); Company G (approx. 11.3 miles away); Snyder National Bank (approx. 11.3 miles away); County's First Law Men (approx. 11.3 miles away); Scurry County's Canyon Reef Oil Field (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on Dermott. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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