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Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General Matthew D. Ector

Ector County

 
 
General Matthew D. Ector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, January 2, 2011
1. General Matthew D. Ector Marker
Image was taken on the 150th anniversary of Texas' Second Independence Day, February 1, 1861.
Inscription.
County Named for Texas Confederate
General Matthew D. Ector
1822-1879
Enlisted 1861. Lieutenant 3rd Texas Cavalry. Fought in Arkansas, Missouri and Indian territory. As colonel led 14th Texas Cavalry Kentucky invasion. Made brigadier general 1862 to command famed Ector's brigade in Tennessee and Mississippi battles. Wounded four times without leaving Chickamauga field. Under constant fire 70 days in Georgia. Lost leg in Atlanta 1864. Assigned to defense of Mobile, Alabama. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy erected by the state of Texas 1963.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2137.)
 
Location. 31° 50.825′ N, 102° 22.104′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on North Grant Avenue (U.S. 385), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The monument/marker is located four blocks south of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Grant Avenue, Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ector County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Ector County Land Rush (here, next to this marker); Site of The Odessa Sanitarium
General Matthew D. Ector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. General Matthew D. Ector Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Livery Stable and Wagon Yard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Odessa Land & Townsite Company (about 300 feet away); The Odessa Telephone Exchange (about 300 feet away); The Waddell Pecan Tree (about 500 feet away); Ector County Newspapers (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Matthew D. Ector Marker (in center) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
3. General Matthew D. Ector Marker (in center)
Ector County Courthouse Marker (on right) and Ector County Land Rush Marker (on left)
General Matthew D. Ector Marker (in center of photo) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
4. General Matthew D. Ector Marker (in center of photo)
<i>rear of</i> General Matthew D. Ector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
5. rear of General Matthew D. Ector Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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