Details for Well's Point Texas & Pacific Railroad Wells (Atlas Number 5135005750)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135005750


Marker Number 5750
Atlas Number 5135005750
Marker Title Well's Point Texas & Pacific Railroad Wells
Index Entry Well's Point Texas & Pacific Railroad Wells
Address 3500 W. 2nd St.
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 745723
UTM Northing 3524161
Subject Codes railroad; water topics
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location 3500 W. 2nd St., Odessa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1879 railroad headed west out of Fort Word. 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 tow 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.