Odessa Land & Townsite Company

Odessa Land & Townsite Company (HM1LY9)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 50.768', W 102° 22.109'

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The Texas & Pacific Railroad transferred 640 acres of its land grants here in 1886 to John Hoge of Zanesville, Ohio. He formed the Odessa Land & Townsite Company to promote sale of town lots. Prime house lots sold for $150 and business lots for $200. Literature was distributed in eastern states citing rich soil, pure water, healthful climate, and no saloons in Odessa. The company and railroad sponsored excursion trains with free sleeping cars for prospective buyers form 1886 to 1889. A small frame building on this site, razed in 1911, served as the land office, and later as a school and church.
HM NumberHM1LY9
Marker Number3667
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 749014 N 3526399
Decimal Degrees31.84613333, -102.36848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.768', W 102° 22.109'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 46.08" N, 102° 22' 6.54" 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 201 N Grant Ave, Odessa TX 79761, US
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