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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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Townsend-West House (a few steps from this marker); Old Stafford Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Museum (approx.
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
0.2 miles away); Stafford-Miller House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rangers of Austin's Colony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tumlinson Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (approx. 0.2 miles away); District Court Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsScience & Medicine
 
 
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 234 times since then and 40 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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