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LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS

33 36' 36" N, 101 49' 12" W (33.61, -101.82)
Population: 303,137 est. (2016) 278,831 (2010)
Total area: 901 square miles (2,330 km2)
896 square miles (2,320 km2) land
5.1 square miles (13 km2) water

Lubbock County Topics

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    Contiguous Counties:
    Hale County (N) Crosby County (E) Lynn County (S) Hockley County (W) Lamb County (NW) Terry County (SW) Garza County (SE)

    Lubbock County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    LUBBOCK COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar Territories
    Created 21, 1876
    Organized March 10, 1891
    Named in honor of Colonel Thomas S. Lubbock 1817-1862
    Member of the New Orleans Greys at the Storming of Bexar. Commander of a company in the Santa Fe Expedition, member of the Somervell Expedition, co-orgnizer of the famous Terry's Texas Rangers. 1861.

    County seat, Lubbock

    Lubbock County Courthouse
    Texas - Lubbock County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Lubbock County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Lubbock
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  • Ransom Canyon
  • Shallowater
  • Slaton
  • Slide
  • Wolfforth
  • Woodrow

  • Lubbock County Vintage Maps
    Lubbock county TX 1907 postal map
    Lubbock County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lubbock County 1920s Map
    Lubbock County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Lubbock County 1940s Map
    Lubbock County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Lubbock County Centennial Marker
    TX - Lubbock County Centennial Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    Photographer's Note:

    Subject: Lubbock County Marker

    It took me a long time, like a couple of years, to finally located this marker. I made several trips and made many phone calls before I was able to speak with a woman who had the correct location information. The marker was originally southeast of Lubbock on a main highway. It must have been in the way of new construction so it was moved lock, stock and concrete base to the Shallowater Museum northwest of Lubbock.

    The museum was closed when I arrived so I backed my pickup close to the chain link fence so I could hold the camera out far enough to get some good shots. Even then I had to go back for a re-take.

    I don't know how long the marker has been in storage or how long it will remain there. - Barclay Gibson
    TX - Lubbock County  TX Centennial marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    TX - Lubbock County  TX Centennial marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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