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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
 
Ector County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened.&nbsp; In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.  
 
Ector County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened.&nbsp; In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.  
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Ector County Court House <br>300 N. Grant<br>Odessa, TX 79761  
 
Ector County Court House <br>300 N. Grant<br>Odessa, TX 79761  
  
''Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse,'' 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25244/m1/ Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.
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''Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse,'' 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25244/m1/ Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]] county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa<br>  
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Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]] county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa<br>
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps<br> ====
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==== Maps<br> ====
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88516 Ector County 1890 Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88516 Ector County 1890 Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7247/Ector+County+1901/ Ector County 1901] from Historic Map Works.<br>  
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7247/Ector+County+1901/ Ector County 1901] from Historic Map Works.<br>
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4850 Ector County Highway Map 1940] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.<br>  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4850 Ector County Highway Map 1940] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.<br>
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5119 Ector County Highway Map 1961] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5119 Ector County Highway Map 1961] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.
  
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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ector/vitals/births/ectob17.txt Ector County Births 1873-1900] compiled from World War I Draft Registrations. From the TXGenWeb archives.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ector/vitals/births/ectob17.txt Ector County Births 1873-1900] compiled from World War I Draft Registrations. From the TXGenWeb archives.  
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1934] and other records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1934] and other records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/marriages Ector County Marriage Index 1966-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>  
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/marriages Ector County Marriage Index 1966-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://www.permiangen.com/ectr-mr.htm Ector County Marriage Records Mar 1941-Jun 1942] transcribed from the County of Ector Marriage Book No. 3 from the Permian Basin Genealogical Society.
 
*[http://www.permiangen.com/ectr-mr.htm Ector County Marriage Records Mar 1941-Jun 1942] transcribed from the County of Ector Marriage Book No. 3 from the Permian Basin Genealogical Society.
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://ector.historictexas.net Ector County Texas TXGenWeb site] history, photos, cemeteries and more. <br>  
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net Ector County Texas TXGenWeb site] history, photos, cemeteries and more. <br>
 
*[http://www.odessahistory.com/ OdessaHistory.com]  
 
*[http://www.odessahistory.com/ OdessaHistory.com]  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Ector|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Ector|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

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County Courthouse

Ector County has had two courthouses.  The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened.  In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.

Ector County Court House
300 N. Grant
Odessa, TX 79761

Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse, 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.

History

Parent County

1887--Ector County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Odessa [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in Midland county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).