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

Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County

 
 
Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County Marker
Inscription.
In 1909, when rail service was vital to economic growth, Scurry County had one line (the Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific) but lacked connections to distant markets. Local residents backed C. W. Post of Garza County who gave $50,000 to attract the Santa Fe Railway, which was then planning a route between Lubbock and Coleman. By the end of 1911, the Santa Fe had completed its track across Scurry County and erected depots for passenger and freight traffic in the towns of Dermott, Hermleigh, Pyron, and Snyder. The Santa Fe contributed much to the commercial and agricultural development of the county in the early years, and hauled many tons of equipment for the oil industry in later years.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4582.)
 
Location. 32° 42.975′ N, 100° 55.084′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of 26th Street and College Avenue (Texas Highway 350), on the right when traveling west on 26th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1806 25th Street, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Press in Snyder (a few steps from this marker); Scurry County's Canyon Reef Oil Field
View of marker looking across 26th Street at Ritz Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. View of marker looking across 26th Street at Ritz Theatre
(within shouting distance of this marker); County's First Law Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The MacKenzie Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Store of William Henry "Pete" Snyder (within shouting distance of this marker); Company G (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough (about 300 feet away); Home County of Famous Frontiersman J. Wright Mooar (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
More about this marker. Marker originally erected in 1976. 1999 marker has changed and added text.
 
Also see . . .  Tracking the Divide. The Deliberations as to a Route Choice by the Santa Fe Railway Across Scurry County. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Scurry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
3. Scurry County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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