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Levelland in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hockley County

 
 
Hockley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Hockley County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from Young and Bexar
Territories
Created August 21, 1876
Organized February 19, 1921
Named in honor of
George W. Hockley
Commander of the artillery
at San Jacinto. Secretary
of War of the Republic of
Texas. Died in 1851.

Levelland
called Hockley City until 1912.
County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2506.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 39.838′ N, 102° 21.924′ W. Marker is in Levelland, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 385 and Farm to Market Road 2306, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is in roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Ransom Canyon TX 79366, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Levelland (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hockley County Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Spade Ranch (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hockley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Hockley County Marker
Hockley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
3. Hockley County Marker
Hockley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
4. Hockley County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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