Ector County, Texas Genealogy & History

Metz, Texas

Ector County 1910

Metz is located 4 miles southwest of Judkins, Texas, and 5 miles northeast of Prairie Home, Texas, on the Texas & Pacific railroad in southwestern Ector County. Metz became a section house on the railroad when its tracks were extended into the county in 1881. Although the railroad may have planned a townsite at the location, no community grew up around the section house. Metz was named in honor of the city in Germany with the same name.

Sources: Wylene Kirk, Early Post Offices and Towns in the Permian Basin Area,” in The Texas Permian Historical Annual 1:1 (Aug 1961), 11-21; Charles P. Zlatkovich, Texas Railroads: A Record of Construction and Abandonment (Austin: UT and TSHA, 1981), 91; Odessa, Texas (n.p.: Texas Permian Historical Society, 1961)