Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough
Born in DeWitt County. Moved to Snyder in 1881 and worked on ranch as a horse trainer. Soon began "reading" medicine and started practice here in 1886.
Received M.D. degree from the Kentucky School of Medicine in 1889. During his life-long career in Snyder, he made many calls on horseback, often traveling miles alone at night.
Was chief railroad surgeon, 1909, and first county public health officer. Ran Scarborough Sanitarium--first in county--1910-1912. Practiced until age 90.
Married Nancy Goodwin in 1886. Had 3 children: Ione, Hugh, Enid.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4883.)
Location. 32° 42.96′ N, 100° 55.035′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of 26th Street and Avenue R, on the right when traveling east on 26th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1802 26th Street, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Store of William Henry "Pete" Snyder (here, next to this marker); Site of The MacKenzie Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County The Press in Snyder (about 300 feet away); Scurry County's Canyon Reef Oil Field (about 300 feet away); County's First Law Men (about 400 feet away); Scurry County Courthouse Site and Building (about 400 feet away); Company G (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
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