On Houston Street east of Avenue H (County Route 300), on the right when traveling east.
Surveyed and platted in 1912 as “Hockley City” by cereal magnate C.W. Post. Although only a barren townsite, place won race for county seat in 1921. The first meeting of county officers was held at future courthouse site — in a . . . — — Map (db m73655) HM
On 5th Street at Avenue J, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street.
In 1921, thirteen area residents, under the leadership of a Rev. Curry, organized a congregation, originally known as First Missionary Baptist Church. This was the first church in the newly established Hockley City (now Levelland), and many early . . . — — Map (db m137893) HM
On U.S. 385 at Farm to Market Road 2306, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 385.
Formed from Young and Bexar
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. . . . — — Map (db m155396) HM
On State Highway 114 at West Ellis Street, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 114.
The Texas Legislature created Hockley County in 1876 but the county did not formally organize until 1921; the small settlement of Hockley City (now Levelland) was named the county seat in that year. The arrival of the Santa Fe railroad in 1925 . . . — — Map (db m73656) HM
On South State Road (Farm to Market Road 168) at Farm to Market Road 41, on the left when traveling north on South State Road.
In 1917, local rancher I.L. Ellwood negotiated a deal with the Santa Fe railroad to build tracks through his Spade Ranch in order to connect the towns of Lubbock and Seagraves. Ellwood offered the company 85 acres in exchange for the construction of . . . — — Map (db m73528) HM
Farms 12 (Odus Payton), 20 (Aaron Ogden Dayton), 23 (Chester Clyde Dally), 29 (Hairston Alan Winkler), & 30 (Tilman Joseph Dunlap) were
discontinued and the acreage divided among
neighboring farms to make them larger. — — Map (db m163958) HM
On Main Avenue at Boyd Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Avenue.
The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) was enacted in 1933 as part of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Program to aid families during the country's Great Depression. The Rural Rehabilitation Division of that agency began in . . . — — Map (db m73530) HM
On U.S. 62/82, 1.4 miles north of County Route 200, on the right when traveling north.
First public school in Hockley County; named for a wild prairie flower. In 1902 homesteaders had begun farming here. By 1909 their children needed education, so the parents hauled lumber by wagon from Big Spring (about 100 mi. S), donated labor, and . . . — — Map (db m73524) HM
On State Highway 114, 0.6 miles east of Hummingbird Road, on the right when traveling west.
Founded by Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), inventor who made a fortune in barbed wire, and bought (1889) from veteran cattlemen D.H. and J.W. Snyder an 8 x 25-mile range (128,000 acres) in Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Lubbock counties. This range was used . . . — — Map (db m73617) HM
On East 7th Street at East City Limit Road, on the left when traveling east on East 7th Street.
The city of Sundown developed on land that was once part of C.C. Slaughter Ranch. In 1931, Slaughter’s son Bob gave property for the creation of a burial ground, and the site has served as the City of Sundown Cemetery since that time. The first . . . — — Map (db m167636) HM
Near Farm to Market Road 303, 2.1 miles south of Highway 301, on the left when traveling north. Reported missing.
On April 6, 1937, this well was completed by the Texas Company (Texaco, Inc.), flowing 502 barrels per day from a depth of 5,023 feet, on land owned by J. E. Guerry (1885-1956). The Guerry family purchased surface and 1/8 mineral rights on 127 . . . — — Map (db m167637) HM