Site of The Odessa Sanitarium

Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (HM1LY3)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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N 31° 50.813', W 102° 22.116'

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Established in 1886 by Odessa Townsite Company, the Odessa Medical and Surgical Sanitarium was directed by Dr. R.E. Haughton, a former railroad physician from Indiana. It was located in a two-story wooden structure of twenty rooms.
By March 1890 the project had failed. Dr. Haughton moved to Midland. The building became a haven for migrant families. A portion was used as a church.
When Ector County was created in January 1891, the sanitarium was moved several blocks and became the first Ector County Courthouse.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967
HM NumberHM1LY3
Marker Number4898
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 749001 N 3526482
Decimal Degrees31.84688333, -102.36860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.813', W 102° 22.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 48.78" N, 102° 22' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 329-399 US-385, Odessa TX 79761, US
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