Details for Vernon Drugstore (Atlas Number 5487005643)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5487005643


Marker Number 5643
Atlas Number 5487005643
Marker Title Vernon Drugstore
Index Entry Vernon Drugstore
Address 1704 Main St.
City Vernon
County Wilbarger
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 473761
UTM Northing 3779178
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1704 Main St., Vernon
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text 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, 1966.)