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

Ector County Public Schools

 
 
Ector County Public Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
1. Ector County Public Schools Marker
Inscription. Earliest public schools in county met in land office, courthouse and church 1890-99. First school building in Odessa at 6th & Texas used 1899-1909. Baker and Judkins districts also had early school buildings. In 1909 new school built at 10th & Lee. Special act of legislature in 1921 consolidated 7 common schools into Ector County Independent School District. Oil boom in 1926 created HS addition to 1909 school in 1927. Pupils increased 209 to 700 in 2 years. New HS completed in 1929 at 10th & Sam Houston, serving to 1947. Used as Odessa and Crockett JHS to 1982. School Admin building used 1948 – present. By 1986 district enrolled over 26,000 students on 35 modern school campuses.
 
Erected 1986 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 31° 50.991′ N, 102° 22.471′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 8th Street and North Sam Houston Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner behind some trees. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's First Championship Jackrabbit Roping (a few steps from
Ector County Public Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. Ector County Public Schools Marker
this marker); The Jackrabbit (a few steps from this marker); Odessa (a few steps from this marker); The Henderson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Waddell Pecan Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ector County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ector County Land Rush (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Education
 
Ector County Independent School District Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
3. Ector County Independent School District Administration Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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