“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 Hobbs, New Mexico

Clickable Map of Lea County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lea County, NM (8) Chaves County, NM (34) Eddy County, NM (17) Roosevelt County, NM (5) Andrews County, TX (22) Cochran County, TX (7) Gaines County, TX (3) Loving County, TX (6) Winkler County, TX (15) Yoakum County, TX (5)  LeaCounty(8) Lea County (8)  ChavesCounty(34) Chaves County (34)  EddyCounty(17) Eddy County (17)  RooseveltCounty(5) Roosevelt County (5)  AndrewsCountyTexas(22) Andrews County (22)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  GainesCounty(3) Gaines County (3)  LovingCounty(6) Loving County (6)  WinklerCounty(15) Winkler County (15)  YoakumCounty(5) Yoakum County (5)
Lovington is the county seat for Lea County
Hobbs is in Lea County
      Lea County (8)  
      Chaves County (34)  
      Eddy County (17)  
      Roosevelt County (5)  
      Andrews County, Texas (22)  
      Cochran County, Texas (7)  
      Gaines County, Texas (3)  
      Loving County, Texas (6)  
      Winkler County, Texas (15)  
      Yoakum County, Texas (5)  
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1New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — HobbsPopulation 28,794 – Elevation 3615 ft.
On U.S. 62, 0.6 miles west of NW County Raod, on the right when traveling east.
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.Map (db m61441) HM
2New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — Llano Estacado
On U.S. 62, 0.3 miles west of NW County Road, on the right when traveling west.
Nomadic Indians and countless buffalo herds dominated the vast plain when the Vasquez de Coronado expedition explored it in 1541. Later it was the focus of Comanchero activity, and in the 19th century it became a center for cattle ranching. The name . . . Map (db m61440) HM
3New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — Oil and Gas
On U.S. 62, 1.2 miles west of State Line Road, on the right when traveling west.
A completion of the Discovery Well of the Hobbs Pool six miles south, April 12, 1929 focuses attention upon the potential of New Mexico as a major source of oil and natural gas. Steady development under the state conservation program, gradually . . . Map (db m61424) HM
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Dec. 3, 2022