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Forney in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore

 
 
Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, June 26, 2016
1. Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore Marker
Inscription. A native of Kaufman County, Walter Dickson Adams (1872-1961) came to Forney in 1887. In 1893 he purchased the F.M. Adams Drugstore, a successor of the R.C. Dansby Drugstore established in 1878. He was the town's most prominent druggist for the next sixty-eight years. Originally on S. Bois D'Arc Street, the store was relocated to Main Street in 1901. A respected community leader, Adams was elected mayor in 1912 and held offices in state and national professional organizations. Still a thriving local business, the Adams Drugstore was moved to this site in 1976.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9416.)
 
Location. 32° 44.846′ N, 96° 28.274′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Elm Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Location is currently a nail salon. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 E Main St, Forney TX 75126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Madison McDonald (within shouting distance of this marker); Forney (within shouting distance of this marker); Dixie Overland Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1899 Automobile Trip (about 400 feet away); Dick P. Moore House (about 500 feet away); The Forney Messenger (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKellar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William and Blanche Brooks House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Forney.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016.
 
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