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

Ector County

 
 
Ector County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
1. Ector County Marker
Inscription.
Created February 26, 1887
from Tom Green County
Organized January 15, 1891

Named in honor of
Matthew Duncan Ector
1822-1879
Member of the Texas Legislature
A Confederate Officer and
outstanding jurist

Odessa, The County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1379.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 52.851′ N, 102° 17.888′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on Business Interstate 20 east of Newell Road, on the left when traveling east. 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. Comanche War Trail (here, next to this marker); Emmet V. Headlee, M.D (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
Ector County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
2. Ector County Marker
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. Settlements & Settlers
 
Ector County Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
3. Ector County Marker on the left
Comanche War Trail Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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