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Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry

1821-1864

 
 
County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker
Inscription. Member Secession Convention. As Lt. Colonel 4th Texas Cavalry Regiment, ably commanded forces at Val Verde and Glorieta Canyon battles in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861-62. Promoted Brigadier General. Commanded immediate land attack recapture of Galveston 1863. In Red River Campaign to prevent Texas invasion, led brigade Battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, La. and Jenkins Ferry, Ark. where he bravely met death.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1089.)
 
Location. 32° 43.02′ N, 100° 55.066′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is on 25th Street east of College Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on north side of courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Company G (a few steps from this marker); Scurry County (within shouting distance of this marker); County's First Law Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Scurry County Courthouse Site and Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Home County of Famous Frontiersman J. Wright Mooar
County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Scurry County's Canyon Reef Oil Field (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Snyder National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. County Named for Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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