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Levelland, Texas

Levelland was appropriately named for the surrounding terrain, surveyed and plotted by cereal king C.W. Post in 1912 on the Oxsheer Ranch that he had purchased in 1906. The suggested name of Hockley City was denied by the Post Office because of a Harris County town of the same name.

Levelland has recently become known as the "City of Mosaics" with the acquisition of several large outdoor, colorful mosaics. These may be found on the chamber of commerce building, college buildings, the hospital, the clinic, and a freestanding mosaic in Carver Park.

Hockley celebrates the distinction of consistently being among the top ten oil producing counties in the state, and it is one of the largest cotton producing counties as well. Levelland is situated on the migratory path for several species of birds and the Monarch butterfly.

Levelland is home of South Plains College which is noted for its music/arts department teaching country and bluegrass music.

Several parks within city provide recreational activities, including fishing, swimming, picnicking, and a free overnight RV park south on U.S. 385.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Levelland, TX

Annual Armored Division Memorial Museum

Museum dedicated to honoring the Annual Armored Division, which trained in Camp Barkeley, near Abilene, and served during Wor...

Wolf Creek Golf Links

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Dickens County Springs Park

72-acre scenic parkland features walking trails along side springs. Picnic areas enclosed by a tepee and a branded chuckwagon...

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Founded 1935, oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. Established principally for migratory waterfowl, also home of native ...

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

On 93 acres with trees, shrubs and many other plants. A central lake is home to swimming ducks and many birds frequent the ar...