City of Levelland

City of Levelland (HM1ECX)

Location: Levelland, TX 79336 Hockley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.232', W 102° 22.636'

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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 Cadillac automobile.

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.
Marker Number888
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 743402 N 3719470
Decimal Degrees33.58720000, -102.37726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.232', W 102° 22.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 13.92" N, 102° 22' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 TX-114 BUS, Levelland TX 79336, US
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