TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
Levelland Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Levelland, Texas
Book Today
 
 Texas : Towns A-Z / Panhandle :

SUNDOWN, TEXAS

Hockley County, Texas Panhandle
Where FM 301 meets FM 303
15 Miles SW of Levelland

SW of Lubbock
NW of Brownfield

Population: 1,505 (2000)

Sundown, Texas Area Hotels:
Levelland Hotels | Lubbock Hotels

Sundown, Texas - Grape vines and oil pump in Hockley County
Smell and Taste of Money
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Once included in the Slaughter Ranch, the property was divided in the mid 1920s for small farms. A school district was formed in 1928, and the community's first store opened the following year.

In the late 1930s oil was discovered and Sundown became famous for itís 2.5 mile long main street. The town prospered but in 1947 was struck by a killer tornado.

The 1950 census reported 1,487 residents with a slight decline by 1960 (1,186). By 2000 it was 1,505.
Sundown, Texas
Area Destinations:

Levelland
Lubbock
Brownfield
Where to Stay:
Levelland Hotels
Lubbock Hotels
Brownfield Hotels

More Hotels
More Texas Destinations
& Hotels:

Texas Panhandle
Texas Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas
Hotels
Levelland Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Levelland, Texas
Book Here & Save
Lubbock Hotels
Great Room Rates
Find One Near Your Destination
 
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

TEXAS FEATURES
Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright ©1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: May 19, 2010