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

Comanche War Trail

 
 
Comanche War Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 18, 2014
1. Comanche War Trail Marker
Inscription. A barbed, bristling flying wedge—the Comanches—rode into 18th century Texas, driving the Wichitas and Caddoes east, the Apaches west, becoming lords of the south plains. Harassed the Spanish and Anglo-Americans along frontier from Corpus Christi on the Gulf up to the Red River. Wrote their name in blood clear down to Zacatecas, Mexico. Captured women, children and horses along their road of blood, tears and agony.

Many roads converged into the great Comanche war trail, which passed about 20 miles southeast of this marker.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 996.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Comanche Trail into Mexico marker series.
 
Location. 31° 52.851′ N, 102° 17.887′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is at the intersection of Business Interstate 20 and Newell Road, on the left when traveling east on Interstate 20Business . Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6801 Interstate 20E Business, Odessa TX 79762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ector County (here, next to this marker); Emmet V. Headlee, M.D
Comanche War Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 18, 2014
2. Comanche War Trail Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Buffalo Wallow (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ector County's First Dry Hole (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Parker Family (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Blackshear High School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ector County Newspapers (approx. 4.6 miles away); The White-Pool House (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Comanche War Trail Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
3. Comanche War Trail Marker on the right
Ector County Marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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