Hockley County, TXGenWeb
Welcome to Hockley County!

Hockley County is just west of Lubbock and, historically, has been big ranch country. There are no census returns for Hockley County until 1900, when forty-four people were found living in the area. That year five ranches, encompassing almost 354,000 acres, were reported in the county; about 15,700 cattle were counted in the area that year. No crops were reported. Its county seat is Levelland. The county was created in 1876, but not organized until 1921. It's named for George Washington Hockley, a secretary of war of the Republic of Texas.
   Clockwise, starting in the north, we border Lamb, Lubbock, Terry and Cochran counties.
 

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