Vernon Drugstore

Vernon Drugstore (HM1ZDB)

Location: Vernon, TX 76384 Wilbarger County
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N 34° 9.229', W 99° 17.076'

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Oldest drugstore in county. Founded 1882 in a dugout. First building (1884) housed office of Dr. H. H. Rhoads, co-owner and 40 years county health officer. First newspaper in county, the "Vernon Hornet", had its shop in the store building. Passing by were horse-drawn streetcars. Present building erected 1901. Store filled its 1,000,000th prescription in 1958. Customers include first Anglo-American born in Wilbarger County.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Year Placed1966
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.15381667, -99.28460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.229', W 99° 17.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 13.74" N, 99° 17' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)940
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1630 Main St, Vernon TX 76384, US
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