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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Railway Hospital

 
 
Railway Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Railway Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Robert Henry Harrison (1826-1905), graduate of the Botanico Medical College, Cincinnati, and Alabama Medical College, moved to Columbus in the 1870s, while the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (later Southern Pacific) railway was building Columbus-San Antonio line. Physician to G.H. & S.A. president T.W. Peirce, he was 1880-87 medical and surgical director, Atlantic Division of the Southern Pacific. In 1880 he built a hospital for railway employees at this site. Staff included Drs. J.H. Bowers, A.S. McDaniel, and R.H. Harrison, Jr. About 1886, hospital burned, and was not rebuilt.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 4168.)
 
Location. 29° 42.337′ N, 96° 32.579′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Live Oak Street and Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on Live Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Townsend-West House (a few steps from this marker); City of Columbus
Railway Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Railway Hospital Marker
Marker is near the center of the picture
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence (about 400 feet away); Abram Alley Log Cabin (about 500 feet away); Dilue Rose Harris (about 500 feet away); Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House (about 600 feet away); William B. DeWees (about 600 feet away); Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsScience & Medicine
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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