SNYDER

Population 12,357

Altitude 2,316


General

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. Home of

Western Texas College. for more information contact the chamber of commerce office located at 2302 Avenue R, or call 915-573-3558 for additional information.

Snyder lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.


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