Lubbock became home in the Spring of 2011.
Traded in down jackets for shorts & T's
. . . making Lubbock home
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Lubbock, Texas --
Our New Home Town
history of Lubbock is as varied and
fascinating as that of any western community in the United States.
Lubbock was founded in 1876. Did you
know that Lubbock was named after Thomas S. Lubbock, a former Texas Ranger and Confederate
officer? Yep, he was the brother of
Francis R. Lubbock
who was Texas' governor from
November 7, 1861-November 5, 1863.
Lubbock became a center for business and
agricultural center n the mid-1800's. Still today, it remains one of the country's
largest cotton producers. The city incorporated in 1909. Shortly there
after, rail service was established. Nothing like a close by rail road to spur a
Lubbock, Texas, is home to more than 229,000
residents and is the center of the South Plains region. What we like about Lubbock is that
it has the atmosphere and feel of a small-town. The hospitality here adds to its West
Texas charm. At the same time, Lubbock also offers "big-city" features.
Did you know that there are many award-winning wineries here, including
McPherson Cellars Winery. See
Explore Lubbock for
other attractions. It is the 10th largest city in Texas.
The city is the county seat of Lubbock County.
It is located at the convergence of U.S. routes 62 and 84 in northwest Texas, about 60 miles
east of the New Mexico border and 120 miles south of the city of Amarillo. Other major
thoroughfares servicing Lubbock include Interstate I-27, U.S. Route 87, and Texas State
Highway 114. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University. Because Lubbock is
surrounded by five major Texas highways giving the appearance of a hub on a wagon wheel, it
has the nickname “Hub City.”
County of Lubbock
Chamber of Commerce
Voting Districts in
Lubbock County Republican Party
Lubbock Democratic Party
Love that fact that Lubbock is set up on a
simple grid plan. It is very easy to find your way around. Nothing is really
more that a 15 minute drive.
3,241 ft. We're not in the Mile Hi city anymore
- The distance from Lubbock to Washington DC is 1496
- The distance from Lubbock to the Texas state capital -
Austin - is 334 miles. (as the crow flies).
- The distance from
Lubbock to Denver is 538 miles.
- The amount of land area in Lubbock is 115 sq miles.
- The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
- Hottest month:
July, average high temperature 91.9 degrees
- January Average
Temperature: 39.2° F
- Average Annual
Snowfall: 10.3 in. Denver can get 3x
that amount in one storm
- Average Annual
Precipitation: 18.0 in.
- Annual Days of
Sunshine: 263 days
- Prevailing wind
- County: Lubbock
- Latitude: 33.578
- Longitude: -101.854
- Time Zone: Central (-6 hrs from GMT)
- Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University and Texas
Quick Facts from
the US Census Bureau
Facts & Figures
|Texas Tech University's athletic teams, known
as the Red Raiders, belong to the Big 12 Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division I-A.
The Lady Raiders were winners of the 1993 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. For
professional sports, Lubbock is home to the Lubbock Renegades of the af2 Arena Football
league and also to the Cotton Kings, a hockey team in the Southwest Division of the Central
Hockey League (CHL).
- The South Plains produces 66% of the Texas cotton crop,
30% of U.S. cotton and almost 5% of the entire world’s cotton. The 2010 area cotton crop
generated $2 billion from cotton lint at the farm level and $344 million in cottonseed.
The South Plains produces, on average, about 4.25 million bales of cotton annually.
- Lubbock is home of the largest cottonseed cooperative
serving the southern United States.
- Lubbock is emerging as a leader in the
wine industry in Texas.
- Floydada, located about 45 miles northeast of Lubbock,
is known as the “Pumpkin Capital of the USA.” Pumpkin farmers there produce hundreds of
thousands of pumpkins each year.
|On May 11, 1970,
Lubbock was struck by a tornado.
The twister that tore through Lubbock caused close to $200 million in damage, resulted in
over 1,500 injuries, and cost twenty-six people their lives. The tornado produced
about $125 million damage. Downtown's NTS Tower, then known as the Great Plains Life
Building, is, at 271 feet in height, believed to be the tallest building ever to survive a
direct hit from an F-5 tornado.
|The ten largest employers in terms of the
number of employees are: Texas Tech University, Covenant Health Systems, Lubbock Independent
School District, University Medical Center, United Supermarkets, City of Lubbock, Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center, Cingular, Convergys, and Lubbock County.
|The city has also been the birthplace or home
of several country musicians including Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely
(collectively known as The Flatlanders), Mac Davis, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines and his
daughter Natalie Maines (singer for the Dixie Chicks), and Texas Tech graduate Pat Green.
National Register of Historic Places
- Cactus Theater
- Canyon Lakes Archeological District
- Carlock Building
- Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Depot
- Fred and Annie Snyder House
- Holden Properties Historic District
- Kress Building
- Lubbock High School
- Lubbock Lake Landmark
- Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building
- South Overton Residential Historic District
- Texas Technological College Dairy Barn
- Texas Technological College Historic District
- Tubbs-Carlisle House
- Warren and Myrta Bacon House
- William Curry Holden and Olive Price Holden House
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