Sewell Ford

Sewell Ford (HM29ND)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 51.806', W 102° 20.201'

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E.F. Sewell assembled and sold Model T Fords from his Arlington hardware store. Family moved to Crane in 1926 and established Ford dealership. In 1935 sons, Carl Sr. and Woody, purchased bankrupt Ford house in Odessa. At Texas and 2nd Street location, Carl Sewell Motor Co. sold half their 22-vehicle inventory on opening day; New cars sold from $698-$1035. During oil boom and WW II, sales and service stayed open 24 hours, 7 days a week; Customers often arrived after bars closed at 3am. In 1969 company relocated to E. 8th Street. In 1972 Woody and son, Ron, became sole owners of Sewell Ford, Inc. For continuous service in auto industry since 1911, Sewell family is recognized as one of the two oldest in Texas.
HM NumberHM29ND
Year Placed1995
Placed ByHeritage of Odessa Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 751977 N 3528391
Decimal Degrees31.86343333, -102.33668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.806', W 102° 20.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 48.36" N, 102° 20' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2425 E 8th St, Odessa TX 79761, US
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