The Waddell Pecan Tree

The Waddell Pecan Tree (HM1LZ7)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 50.801', W 102° 22.198'

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A few years after Odessa was founded in 1881, a squirrel stole a pecan from a neighbor's porch, and buried it in the yard of W. T. Malone, planting this tree. A rarity in the downtown area, it became a well-known landmark.
When R. T. ("Cotton") Waddell (1889-1964) and his wife Mary Lee moved from their ranch to this home on July 1, 1926, they found entire neighborhood enjoying the native pecans from their tree. The R. T. Waddells, younger generation of a family influential in this region since the 1870s, gave time and talent to civic works as freely as their tree gave shade.
HM NumberHM1LZ7
Marker Number5697
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 748872 N 3526457
Decimal Degrees31.84668333, -102.36996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.801', W 102° 22.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 48.06" N, 102° 22' 11.88" 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 321 N Lee Ave, Odessa TX 79761, US
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