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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

Gaines County Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Center for Contemporary Arts

The downtown gallery show cases contemporary art, sculpture and photography in its three galleries. Exhibits by local, region...

Snyder Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Yoakum County Park

A party house and RV campsites are available for a small rental fee. The park also features an 18-hole golf course. Six miles...

Caprock Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...