Ector County was created in 1891 from what was originally a part of Tom Green County.  It is named for Matthew Ector, a Confederate War hero.

 

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As time permits, in the future, we are going to give you some helpful hints on avoiding "going to the courthouse" and on this page give you some history of law and lawyers in Ector County.  Until we get it done, check out Permiangen.com website which has links to various items of interest relating to Odessa and Ector County.