Luling in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Edgar B. Davis
Oil Pioneer - Philanthropist
— (Feb. 2, 1872 - Oct. 14, 1951) —
One of the great benefactors of Texas. Born in Brockton, Mass. Had business careers in shoe manufacture and rubber planting. On retirement, came here and in wildcat operation brought in Luling oil field, 1922. By 1926 had 215 producing wells. Gave employees $2,500,000 in bonuses, then endowed Luling Foundation, for advancement of agriculture and human opportunity in area. Result has been conservation of land, upbreeding of crops and livestock and introduction and marketing of superior products. Davis remained in this area and is buried near Luling.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9765.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 29° 41.014′ N, 97° 38.822′ W. Marker is in Luling, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of North Magnolia Avenue (U.S. 183) and East Austin Street, on the right when traveling north on North Magnolia Avenue. The marker is located in the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luling TX 78648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Johnson Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Luling (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Heritage Circle... (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emory D. Bellard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt. James M. Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert "Skip" Rutherford (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Raleigh Mackey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luling.
Also see . . . Edgar Byram Davis. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.