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Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vernon Drugstore

 
 
Vernon Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
1. Vernon Drugstore Marker
Inscription. Oldest drugstore in county. Founded 1882 in a dugout. First building (1884) housed office of Dr. H. H. Rhoads, co-owner and 40 years county health officer. First newspaper in county, the "Vernon Hornet", had its shop in the store building. Passing by were horse-drawn streetcars. Present building erected 1901. Store filled its 1,000,000th prescription in 1958. Customers include first Anglo-American born in Wilbarger County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5643.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 9.229′ N, 99° 17.076′ W. Marker was in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Pease Street. Touch for map. Vernon Drugstore is on the northwest corner. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1630 Main Street, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Wilbarger County (about 300 feet away); Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857
Vernon Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Vernon Drugstore Marker
Medallion and Plate were affixed under building number on front of building.
(about 300 feet away); Thaddeus Edgar Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilbarger County (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Great Western Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
More about this marker. Medallion and Plate were affixed under building number on front of building.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Vernon Drugstore image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
3. Vernon Drugstore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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