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|The county was
named for Mathew D. Ector, a Confederate general and Texas
jurist. Ector County was marked off in 1887 from land
previously assigned to Tom Green County, and was attached to
Midland, Crane, and Upton counties for judicial
|As early as 1881
promoters of the Texas and Pacific Railway encouraged
immigration by offering to haul farm machinery and household
goods for prospective settlers at no charge; they ignored the
limited rainfall and predicted a splendid agricultural
potential for the area. During the late 1880s and in the 1890s
settlers began to trickle in.
|In 1890 the census
enumerated 224 residents, and in 1891 Ector County was
formally organized, with Odessa, the largest town, designated
as the county seat.|
Cities, Towns and Populated Areas
* Gardendale * Goldsmith * Odessa * West Odessa *
Penwell * Notrees *
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