Rutherford Drugstore

Rutherford Drugstore (HM290U)

Location: Mount Vernon, TX 75457 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 11.325', W 95° 13.24'

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Oldest business in Mt. Vernon, opened in 1869 by John Griffith Lock Rutherford (1851-1936), Texas-born great grandson of American Revolution general for whom a Tennessee county was named. Young Rutherford began by handling a small line of drugs in the Ruth Pattillo & Co. Mercantile store, went into store of his own at present site in 1877. Postmaster of the town (Lone Star, renamed Mt. Vernon), 1874-82, he seems to have housed post office in store.

Son Griffith Wright Rutherford carried on business after 1914. Now in second century, an heir retains interest in the store.
HM NumberHM290U
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 292976 N 3674408
Decimal Degrees33.18875000, -95.22066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.325', W 95° 13.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 19.5" N, 95° 13' 14.4" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Houston St, Mount Vernon TX 75457, US
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