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LOCKNEY, TEXAS

Floyd County, Texas Panhandle

34°7'23"N 101°26'36"W (34.122961, -101.443414)
Highway 70, FM 97 and FM 378
10 Miles NW of Floydada the county seat
17 Miles SE of Plainview
Population: 1,691 Est. (2016)
1,842 (2010) 2,056 (2000) 2,207 (1990)

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Downtown Lockney Texas
Downtown Lockney
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The community dates from 1889 when settlers from nearby Della Plain went looking for a source of improved water. A post office was opened the following year.

The name of the town honors J. H. Lockney, father of early settler J. Lockney. In 1894 a new townsite was donated a mile east of the existing post office. The Lockney Christian College was in operation from 1914 to 1918. Lockney’s newspaper, first published prior to 1900, underwent many changes of ownership before closing in the early 1970s.

Early figures are not available but prior to WWII the population had reached 1,200. Ten years later it had increased to nearly 1,700 and reached over 2,300 for the 1980 census. It has since decreased to just over 2,000 for the 2000 census.


Lockney Landmarks & Photo Gallery:

Photographer's Note:
This was Lockney as I saw it. - Barclay Gibson
Lockney Tx Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Churches
Lockney Tx - Former Post Office

Former Post Office, TX 79241
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Post Offices

Lockney Tx - Vacant Building Facade
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx War Memorial
War Memorial in Lockney
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx War Memorial Torpedo with WWII mural
Torpedo with mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx War Memorial WWII murall on torpedo
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
See World War II
Lockney Tx Tile Wall Mural
Tile Wall Mural. More Texas Murals
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx Restaurant
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx - Restored 1920 Sign
"Drink Coca-Cola In Steriliized Bottles"
Restored 1920s Coca Cola Sign

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx - Water Towers
Water Towers. More Texas Water Towers
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx Gin And Boll
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx - Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin. See Cotton | More Cotton Gins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Lockney Tx - Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
More Texas Grain Elevators
Lockney Tx City Limit Sign
Lockney City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
TX Floyd County 1940s Map
Floyd County 1940s map showing Lockney
NW of Floydada
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Lockney, Texas Nearby Towns:
Floydada the county seat
Plainview | Lubbock | Silverton
See Floyd County | Texas Panhandle

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