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Snyder, Texas, United States

Snyder, Texas: Settled in 1878 by W.H. (Pete) Snyder, who opened a trading post. The townsite was laid out in 1882, and the county organized two years later. present seat of Scurry County. In 1950 the city grew from 4,000 population to more than 12,000 after the discovery of Canyon Reef Oil Field. Now the center of the largest unitized(operated by a single operator) oil field in the world. Industries include petroleum processing, cottonseed breeding, farming and ranching, and other diversified industries.

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Photos from around the courthouse square

Photos from the downtown fire square

Fire safety map of Snyder in 1911 (pdf file)

Fire safety map of Snyder in 1920 (pdf file)

Fire safety map of Snyder in 1927 (pdf file)

Fire safety map of Snyder in 1936 (pdf file)

Fire safety map of Snyder between 1936 and 1942 (pdf file)


SCURRY COUNTY MUSEUM - County history rich in lore and legends of the Old West; Indian relics, early box and strip house, chuck wagon, pioneer ranch and home articles. Open Monday thru Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Western Texas College, on Texas 350 South.

TOWLE MEMORIAL PARK - Popular municipal park with playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pool, Texas 350.

Last Updated: 6 May 2016