Details for North Cowden (Atlas Number 5135003607)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135003607


Marker Number 3607
Atlas Number 5135003607
Marker Title North Cowden
Index Entry North Cowden
City North Cowden
County Ector
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cities and towns; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1965
Marker Location SH 158 at S. City limits, Cowden
Marker Size 24" x 18"
Marker Text Site of Ector County's second big oil strike. Named for ranching family of John M. Cowden, an 1885 permian basin settler; one of 4 brothers, ranching community leaders on Texas frontiers. Oil and gas development began here with the 1930 discovery. Post Office granted 1947. Town continues as a permian basin petroleum source.