Levelland in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Levelland
Soon city square boasted a temporary courthouse (16 by 32 feet), a well, and a community black-eyed pea patch.
When a post office opened, in 1922, city was renamed Levelland, for its topography. Prosperity arrived with the coming of the railroad in 1925 and discovery of oil in the county in 1937.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 888.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 33° 35.232′ N, 102° 22.636′ W. Marker is in Levelland, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is on Houston Street east of Avenue H (County Route 300), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 Houston Street, Levelland TX 79336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hockley County Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Hockley County (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Spade Ranch (approx. 9.8 miles away); City of Sundown Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Ropesville Cemetery (approx. 16.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.