Dermott (HM1O21)

Location: Snyder, TX 79549 Scurry County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 51.414', W 101° 1.089'

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  Named for S. P. McDermott, who had crossroads store and was an early postmaster. Began as a community called Dark, 1½ miles northeast. (School in area was named Bookout.) Town moved 1909 to the Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railroad. It had a hotel and a number of businesses. The Santa Fe was built in 1911, and the competing railroads made this a busy cattle shipping center, with full loading pens. Town moved 1915 to Santa Fe Railroad.

  The R.S. & P. tracks were taken up in 1942. The town had new population in the late 1940's, during county oil boom.
HM NumberHM1O21
Marker Number1210
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 311152 N 3637227
Decimal Degrees32.85690000, -101.01815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 51.414', W 101° 1.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 51' 24.84" N, 101° 1' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7932-7980 US-84, Snyder TX 79549, US
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