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Lubbock County Texas

The county of Lubbock was founded in 1876, named after Thomas Saltus Lubbock, a Confederate colonel and founder of the Texas Rangers.

The town of Lubbock was not founded until 1890, when it was formed from a unique merger arrangement between two smaller towns, "Old Lubbock" and Monterey.

Lubbock County is one of the oldest inhabited places in the state, if not the oldest. In the northern part of the city of Lubbock is the archeological site known as the Lubbock Lake Site, the first archeological site in Texas to be entered on the National Register of Historic Places.  There, in Yellow House Canyon, preserved in the twenty-foot wall of a dry lakebed, lies one of the very few known records of human habitation in Texas reaching back uninterrupted for at least 12,000 years.

 

 CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES 

*  Abernathy *  Buffalo Springs  *  Idalou  *  Lubbock *  New Deal *  Ransom Canyon  * 
*  Reese Center *  Shallowater *  Slaton *  Wolfforth  *

   

 

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Website Updates:
Sept 2015: 1903 Births
Jun 2015: News: Newspapers of Lubbock County
Apr 2015: Military News: 1944 Air Force Notes: JAYNES - Transcribed by GT staff
Mar 2015: Sick List News; CARTER, ELLISON, DOW, WHEELOCK, PORTER; Death News: HAYNES, MCDONALD, HARRIS; Married News; ISBELL, GRANT, CONLEY, BEAL, USELEAMAN, SHACKLEFORD, WEST, CROSS, LANE, RUSH, ROBERTSON, MIXON; Fire News: PHARR ranch on fire; Birth News; VAUGHN; Visiting News:  POWELL, REAGAN, MURFEE, POSEY, NICHOLS, JOHNSON, LEE, WILSON, MCWHORTER, DONNELL, MILLER, GOSCH, HENRY, SLATON, HEWITT, ROSENBERG, ELEANOR,
Dec 2014: Marriage News: JONES, JOHNSON, PUGH, JORDAN, ROYALTY, MAY; Obits; WOODWARD; Sick List News: YOUNG
Sept 2014: Mil: WW2 Honor Roll; 1914 County Description
Aug 2014: Obit: MILLER, WHITESIDE - Transcribed by MKK
July 2014: Obit: LOGAN - Transcribed by Mary Saggio; Obit: PHILLIPS - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan; Obit: HARTZOG - Transcribed by Kristine Metoyer; Obit: HILL, REED - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; Obit: HOLLOWAY, SUMMERS - Transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter; Obit: GILKERSON, KERR, MCMILLAN, SHAW, SHIELDS, SULLIVAN - Transcribed by Camellia
June 2014: Obit: PITT, LUPTON    
 
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