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Near Creedmoor in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite

(April 3, 1875 - January 27, 1927)

 
 
Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Marker
Inscription.  

Born on a farm near this site, Jacob Tally Wilhite received his early education in the public schools of the Willow Springs community. He attended the University of Texas in Austin and taught school in Bastrop County before continuing his studies at the University of Texas medical branch in Galveston.

Wilhite earned his medical degree in 1903 and served an internship at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. That same year, he became assistant to the director of the State Lunatic Asylum (now Austin State Hospital). During his tenure there, he began studying rabies and its treatment. The state legislature appropriated funds for his research in 1904 and Wilhite became director of the new institution, called the Pasteur Institute of Austin, 1905.

Wilhite's research soon led him to the discovery of a stain to detect rabies in body tissue. He became a leading authority on the disease and was known throughout the world. In 1927 the state legislature again appropriated funds for the Pasteur Institute for the construction of a new facility at 5th and Trinity Streets. Dr. Wilhite contracted influenza and died before its completion,
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and the building was dedicated in his honor.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14660.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 30° 6.643′ N, 97° 44.99′ W. Marker is near Creedmoor, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Carl Road south of Old Lockhart Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is in the Carl Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buda TX 78610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Live Oak Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Collins Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Santiago del Valle Grant (approx. 5.2 miles away); Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Manchaca United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); McElroy-Severn House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Education in Manchaca (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online. Jacob T. Wilhite (Submitted on January 22, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. How to Refinish a Texas Historical Marker, featuring the Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Marker.
Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, November 11, 2020
2. Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Marker Area
(Submitted on November 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
 
Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
3. Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.   3. submitted on January 22, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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