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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 cau…
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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 auto…
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Formed from Young and BexarTerritoriesCreated August 21, 1876Organized February 19, 1921Named in honor ofGeorge W. HockleyCommander of the artilleryat San Jacinto. Secretaryof War of the Republic ofTexas. Died in 1851. Levellandcalled Hockley C…
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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 use…
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