The Odessa Telephone Exchange

The Odessa Telephone Exchange (HM1LWU)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
Country: United States of America
Buy Texas State flags at Flagstore.com!

N 31° 50.767', W 102° 22.108'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 196 views
Inscription
Began operation about 1897, with Edna Fielding as "central" (operator). After Miss Fielding's death in 1902, the Rev. G. B. Ely, a baptist minister, purchased the exchange. Pioneer rancher A. Quincy Cooper bought the system in 1911, and extended service to rural areas, utilizing barbed wire fences as telephone lines. While checking his repairs on a barbed wire line on Jan. 25, 1915, Cooper interrupted the first transcontinental telephone call between Alexander Graham Bell in New York and his assistant in San Francisco. In 1928, the exchange became part of the southwestern bell telephone company.
Details
HM NumberHM1LWU
Tags
Marker Number3669
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 749015 N 3526397
Decimal Degrees31.84611667, -102.36846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.767', W 102° 22.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 46.02" N, 102° 22' 6.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 N Grant Ave, Odessa TX 79761, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?