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Hobbs in Lea County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hobbs

Population 28,794 – Elevation 3615 ft.

 
 
Hobbs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Hobbs Marker
Inscription.  Named for the family of James Hobbs which homesteaded here in 1907, Hobbs became first a trading village for ranchers and then a major oil town after the discovery of oil by the Midwest Oil Company in 1928.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 32° 41.789′ N, 103° 11.504′ W. Marker is in Hobbs, New Mexico, in Lea County. Marker is on U.S. 62, 0.6 miles west of NW County Raod, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hobbs NM 88240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Llano Estacado (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hobbs Discovery Well (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hobbs 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hobbs Army Air Field (approx. 5˝ miles away); Oil and Gas (approx. 6.3 miles away); Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
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<i>rear of:</i> Hobbs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. rear of: Hobbs Marker
Hobbs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Hobbs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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