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

Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough

Pioneer Doctor

 

(1860-1952)

 
Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough Marker
Inscription.
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 view of markers looking west on 26th Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. The view of markers looking west on 26th Street.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 (about 400 feet away); Scurry County Courthouse Site and Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough Marker on the left
The view towards Scurry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
4. The view towards Scurry County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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