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Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

O. W. Williams

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 30, 2019
1. O. W. Williams Marker
Inscription.  Kentucky native Oscar Waldo Williams (1853-1946) graduated from Harvard with a law degree in 1876 and moved to Texas in search of a drier climate. He worked as a land surveyor as the South Plains opened for settlement and in 1884 accepted a job as Deputy Surveyor for Pecos County. After serving as Pecos County Judge (1886-1888, 1892-1900), Williams practiced law in Fort Stockton, building an office on this site about 1915. An expert in land law and water rights, his interests and investments shifted to oil and gas leases in the region. A keen observer of events and nature, Williams also authored numerous articles on the history, folklore and natural history of the Southwest.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12473.)
 
Location. 30° 53.138′ N, 102° 52.611′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of North Rooney Street and East 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on North Rooney Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Rooney Street, Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By Brian Anderson, August 30, 2019
2. O. W. Williams Marker
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Comanche Springs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Koehler's Saloon and Store (about 500 feet away); Fort Stockton Guard House (about 500 feet away); Hovey School (about 700 feet away); Grey Mule Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Annie Riggs Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stockton Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Williams, Oscar Waldo - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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