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Lubbock, Texas -- Our New Home Town

The 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 city's growth.

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.”

City of Lubbock
County of Lubbock

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Voting Districts in Lubbock
Citizen's Guide-Spring 2011
Lubbock County Republican Party
Lubbock Democratic Party

Lubbock International Airport

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.

  • Elevation:  3,241 ft. We're not in the Mile Hi city anymore
  • The distance from Lubbock to Washington DC is 1496 miles.
  • 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 Sunshine263 days
  • Prevailing wind direction: south
  • County:  Lubbock
  • Latitude:  33.578
  • Longitude:  -101.854
  • Time Zone:  Central (-6 hrs from GMT)
  • Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University and Texas Christian University

Lubbock Quick Facts from the US Census Bureau
Other Lubbock 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).
  Lubbock Agriculture Facts
  • 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.
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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