Well's Point

Well's Point (HM1MN0)

Location: Odessa, TX 79763 Ector County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 49.598', W 102° 24.227'

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Texas & Pacific Railroad Wells

In 1879 railroad headed west out of Fort Worth. Preceding construction-on land later in town of Odessa-water wells were dug in July, 1881. Town section was thereafter called "Well's Point". One well was unusable because of alkali; other two wells supplied construction men, train crews.
February 1886, just before Odessa lot sale, a group of townsite promoters came to Well's Point in "An Armada of Prairie Schooners" from Mariensfield (now Stanton). Odessa was born Aug. 4, 1886, on a section owned by T. & P. Railroad.
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HM NumberHM1MN0
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Marker Number5750
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 745724 N 3524156
Decimal Degrees31.82663333, -102.40378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 49.598', W 102° 24.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 49' 35.88" N, 102° 24' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3162-3562 I-20BUS, Odessa TX 79763, US
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