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Lamesa, Texas

Lamesa is the seat of Dawson County at the southeast edge of the Texas High Plains, which are the southernmost extension of the Great Plains of the United States. Its name derived from Spanish "la mesa," meaning "the table," describes the flat terrain. The area economy is based on extensive oil, industrial and agricultural production, and Dawson is one of the state's largest cotton-producing counties.

Nearby lakes have game fishing and water sports. Two golf courses, swimming pool and acres of public parks provide recreation and entertainment.

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Things to do near Lamesa, TX

Concho River Pearls

Formed in freshwater mussels, pearls range in color from pink to rich purple. Local jewelers offer variety of settings for th...

Bentwood Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Scenic Drive

Texas 256 west traverses rolling country often cut by tributaries of Prairie Dog Town Fork of Red River. It threads among the...

Shady Oaks Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...