Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ector County's First Dry Hole
In 1927 a well was brought in just west of Odessa, and in a few years oil was found within yards of the first dry hole. By 1964 Ector County had 9,600 oil and 22 gas wells. However, the U.S. average is 8 dry holes out of 9 wells such as that drilled here in 1924.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1384.)
Location. 31° 51.724′ N, 102° 20.802′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on North Grandview Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is facing East at a small strip center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 N. Grandview Ave, Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Parker Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Blackshear High School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ector County Newspapers (approx. 1.5 Ector County Land Rush (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ector County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); General Matthew D. Ector (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Livery Stable and Wagon Yard (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.