Ector County Discovery Well

Ector County Discovery Well (HM1MOV)

Location: Odessa, TX 79766 Ector County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 43.244', W 102° 37.563'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 288 views
Inscription

(2 mi. S.)

The discovery of Oil in Ector County December 28, 1926, marked the beginning of a new economic era for this region.
The first Well, " J.S. Cosden No.1-A W.E. Connell ", was named for the driller and owner of land. Its meager initial output of 38 barrels per day did not cause much excitement, but experts insisted that vast oil deposits lay under area (Permian Basin).
In 1929, Robert Penn's Gusher catapulted Odessa to boom-town fame. Oil has sustained the area economy since then, although the discovery Well was plugged and abandoned in 1940.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Details
HM NumberHM1MOV
Tags
Marker Number1381
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at 6:03pm 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 724938 N 3511932
Decimal Degrees31.72073333, -102.62605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 43.244', W 102° 37.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 43' 14.64" N, 102° 37' 33.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Interstate 20 Service Rd, Odessa TX 79766, 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.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Penwell
1.34 miles
The Caprock
4.8 miles
Odessa Meteor Craters
6.99 miles
Odessa Meteor Crater
9.02 miles
Monahans Sandhills State Park and Museum
13.02 miles
Well's Point
14.97 miles
Notrees
15.58 miles
The Henderson House
17.08 miles
Odessa
17.25 miles
Ector County Public Schools
17.26 miles
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?