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

Goldsmith

 
 
Goldsmith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
1. Goldsmith Marker
Inscription. Opened as oil field June 14, 1935, with flow of 1140 bbls. of crude oil daily from discovery well. Within a month, shacks and tents housed 350 people. Harry L. Tucker in May 1937 platted town of Ector City. Name later changed to honor C. A. Goldsmith, owner of the land. In 2 years, Goldsmith had cafes, taverns, a hospital, movie theater, hotels, motels, shops and a newspaper.

First residents paid 25 cents at only bath in town -- a shower sprayed from an overhead tank.

Now a gas processing and distribution center.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2198.)
 
Location. 31° 58.84′ N, 102° 36.989′ W. Marker is in Goldsmith, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is at the intersection of West Gulf Avenue and Hendrickson Street, on the left when traveling east on West Gulf Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Goldsmith TX 79741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Notrees (approx. 9.3 miles away); Near site of Baker Ranch School (approx. 11.3 miles away); LeGrande Survey of 1833 (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Goldsmith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
2. Goldsmith Marker
Goldsmith City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
3. Goldsmith City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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