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LAMESA, TEXAS

Dawson County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3244'4"N 10157'29"W (32.734439, -101.958190).
US 180 and 87
44 miles E of Seminole
60 miles S of Lubbock
45 miles N of Big Spring
60 miles N of Midland
Population: 9,422 (2010) 9,952 (2000) 10,809 (1990)

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Lamesa TX - Brick Street Downtown
Lamesa downtown brick street
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
When Dawson County was organized, the two contenders for county seat were Stemmons and Lamesa. Lamesa won by a mere five votes.
In the span of a few days in July of 1905, the community of Chicago / Stemmons became a historic footnote. Chicago is remembered today by a historical marker and a Lamesa street named after the short-lived town.

Lamesa, a city mostly set up on a grid of numbered streets and avenues does have a few streets named after cities. The mix is an interesting one, including Akron, Boston, Detroit, Flint, and Hartford and of course, Chicago.

Lamesa, Texas Landmarks and Photos

Dal Paso Museum
Historic Dal-Paso Hotel
306 S. First Street
Lamesa Texas - Dawson County Courthouse
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
Dawson County Courthouse
LamesaT X
Mural by an inmate
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
Lamesa TX - Mural
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
Lamesa TX - Mural
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
More Texas Murals
LamesaT X Dawson County Courthouse Murall People and history
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Dawson County Courthouse Murals
LamesaT X  - Home of Lavoy Miller, music teacher in the 1950s.
Home of Lavoy Miller, music teacher in the 1950s.
Photography by Kat Copeland © 2/2007
Lamesa Texas closed theatre
Lamesa closed theatre
Photo courtesy Wes Reeves
Lamesa Texas closed theatre
Lamesa closed theatre looking up
Photo courtesy Wes Reeves
Lamesa Texas closed theatre  ticket booth
Ticket booth
Photo courtesy Wes Reeves
Lamesa Texas closed theatre  staircase
The closed theatre staircase
Photo courtesy Wes Reeves
Lamesa Texas closed theatre  fallen tiles
Fallen theatre tiles
Photo courtesy Wes Reeves
Lamesa Texas old theatre and water tower
Lamesa old theatre boarded up by 2009
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Texas Water Towers
Lamesa TX - Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre
Jimmy Dobson Photo, July 2017
Lamesa TX - Sky Vue Drive-In
Lamesa's Sky Vue Drive-In
Jimmy Dobson Photo, July 2017
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Lamesa TX - Abandoned Gas Station
Lamesa abandoned Gas Station
Jimmy Dobson Photo, July 2017
Lamesa TX - Abandoned Gulf Gas Station
Lamesa abandoned Gulf Gas Station
Jimmy Dobson Photo, July 2017
See Adventures with my 1972 Plymouth Cuda and
my 67 Ford Mustang Fastback

by Jimmy Dobson

Lamesa History

"Lamesa... was platted in July 1903 by Frank Connor, J. J. Lindsey, J. F. Barron, and several others. A. L. Wasson, a member of the first town committee, impressed by the tabletop flatness of the surrounding terrain, offered La Mesa and Lamesa as possible names...." See Handbook of Texas Online


The Lamesa Chamber of Commerce
123 Main Street
Telephone: 806-872-2181
Lamesa Lobos Dan Pinto
The Lamesa Lobos
Baseball in West Texas 1948 - 1950
Vintage photos
TX - Lamesa Farm Workers             Community Historical Marker
Los Ybanez
Former Lamesa Farm Workers Community
One miles S of Lamesa
Dawson County Texas 1940 map
Dawson County Texas 1940s map
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Lamesa, Texas Nearby Towns:
Seminole | Lubbock | Big Spring | Midland
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