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

Well's Point

Texas & Pacific Railroad Wells

 
 
Well's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
1. Well's Point Marker
Inscription. In 1879 railroad headed west out of Fort Worth. Preceding construction-on land later in town of Odessa-water wells were dug in July, 1881. Town section was thereafter called "Well's Point". One well was unusable because of alkali; other two wells supplied construction men, train crews.

February 1886, just before Odessa lot sale, a group of townsite promoters came to Well's Point in "An Armada of Prairie Schooners" from Mariensfield (now Stanton). Odessa was born Aug. 4, 1886, on a section owned by T. & P. Railroad.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5750.)
 
Location. 31° 49.598′ N, 102° 24.227′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on Business Interstate 20 0.3 miles east of Texas Route 302, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 W. 2nd St., Odessa TX 79763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Henderson House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Odessa (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Jackrabbit (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ector County Public Schools
Well's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
2. Well's Point Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); World's First Championship Jackrabbit Roping (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Waddell Pecan Tree (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of The Dawson Saloon (approx. 2.4 miles away); Odessa Land & Townsite Company (approx. 2.5 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 142 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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