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Lubbock County, Texas

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Hub of the Plains

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Lubbock is approximately 229573 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 77,852 (1990), 88506 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lubbock is 269.656 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lubbock to Washington DC is 1496 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 334 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lubbock is positioned 33.57 degrees north of the equator and 101.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lubbock elevation is 3,195 feet above sea level.


in west Texas, south of Amarillo.
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History & History Related Items

Lubbock was named for Colonel Thomas S. Lubbock who was a Confederate officer and also the brother of one of Texas' governors. Lubbock was a center for business in the mid-1800's. It was also a major agricultural center in Texas. It remains one of the country's largest cotton producers.

Lubbock is known as "Hub of the Plains," but is generally just called "the Hub."
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Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University.

Fiesta del Llano
celebrating Mexico's independence

Museum of Texas Tech University
4th St. and Indiana Ave.
Lubbock, Texas
Phone: 806-742-2490
Many collections may be seen here including Currier and Ives lithographs, carvings, jades, Dresdens, ivories and more. The Moody Planetarium is also located here.
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