“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Hockley County, Texas

Clickable Map of Hockley County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hockley County, TX (11) Bailey County, TX (16) Cochran County, TX (7) Hale County, TX (43) Lamb County, TX (21) Lubbock County, TX (105) Lynn County, TX (18) Terry County, TX (33) Yoakum County, TX (5)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  BaileyCounty(16) Bailey County (16)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  HaleCounty(43) Hale County (43)  LambCounty(21) Lamb County (21)  LubbockCounty(105) Lubbock County (105)  LynnCounty(18) Lynn County (18)  TerryCounty(33) Terry County (33)  YoakumCounty(5) Yoakum County (5)
Levelland is the county seat for Hockley County
Adjacent to Hockley County, Texas
      Bailey County (16)  
      Cochran County (7)  
      Hale County (43)  
      Lamb County (21)  
      Lubbock County (105)  
      Lynn County (18)  
      Terry County (33)  
      Yoakum County (5)  
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1 Texas, Hockley County, Levelland — 888 — City of Levelland
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
2 Texas, Hockley County, Levelland — 14065 — Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church
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
3 Texas, Hockley County, Levelland — 2504 — Hockley County
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. . . . Map (db m155396) HM
4 Texas, Hockley County, Levelland — 16687 — Hockley County Cemetery
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
5 Texas, Hockley County, Ropesville — 16474 — Ropesville Cemetery
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
6 Texas, Hockley County, Ropesville — Ropesville Resettlement Project1936-1943
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
7 Texas, Hockley County, Ropesville — 4345 — Ropesville Resettlement Project
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
8 Texas, Hockley County, Ropesville — 4874 — Site of Primrose SchoolAbout One-Half Mile Southwest
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
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9 Texas, Hockley County, Smyer — 5430 — The Spade Ranch
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
10 Texas, Hockley County, Sundown — 13580 — City of Sundown Cemetery
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
11 Texas, Hockley County, Sundown — 1806 — First Oil Well in Hockley County 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
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Nov. 29, 2023