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Hockley County TX
Hockley County


ROUNDUP, TEXAS

Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

US 84 and FM 2130
About 19 Miles NE of Levelland
About 17 Miles SE of Littlefield
Population: 20 (2000)

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Roundup TX Road Sign
Roundup road sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

Roundup came into existence in 1912 when the Santa Fe railroad established a rail spur and shipping pens here. The name was suggested by a railroad executive, but the vastness of the landscape and the distance from civilization possible discouraged would-be citizens. Nevertheless, the railroad had a section house here which was joined by a cotton gin and store.

The first population figure available showed fifty hearty people here in 1948. This may have been Roundup's high water mark. The 1980 census counted twenty-seven people which has dropped to twenty in the year 2000. Anton, Texas serves whatever schoolchildren there are in Roundup.
An old gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
See Texas Cotton / Cotton Gins
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
A closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
1940s Hockley County Texas map
1940s Hockley County map showing Roundup
near Lubbock County line

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Roundup, Texas Area Towns:
Levelland | Lubbock | Brownfield
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