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Lubbock Travel Guide, Texas

  Lubbock County (33º35' N, 101º51'W) is situated in Northeast Texas. Geographically, Lubbock is surrounded by the Permian Basin in the south and the Texas Panhandle in the North. Its official elevation is 3,256 feet. The County was named after Thomas S. Lubbock, a confederate officer of Lubbock.

The history of Lubbock is as diverse as the natives who inhibit the vast plain. Decades ago, the entire plain was a lake and was named “Diamond of the West”. The lands of high plains were inhibited by the first tribe of elephants and are a home to many researchers carrying out excavation in search of species of elephants.

After the civil war, many people from North and South headed to Lubbock to settle down. And the cattle boom in late 1860’s provided the natives with a job and helped them to tap the fertility of vast plains. The lure of cheap lands and fertile lands brought in many settlers.

Lubbock County was officially created on August 21, 1876 by an act of legislation in Austin. However, the present day Lubbock is a combination of Lubbock and Monterey, the settlement between these was attained in the 1890. And the City of Lubbock County was finally incorporated on March 16, 1909. Shortly after, incorporation rail services were established in Lubbock, which continues to grow even today.

Lubbock experienced a tremendous growth rate owing to agriculture and other professions. The opening of Texas Technological College and military training bases post World War II opened the  doors for a boosting economy for Lubbock. However, disaster struck Lubbock on May 11, 1970, when a giant tornado came through the center of the town. The city faced damages worth 135 million dollars. The city was quick in recuperating from these damages and a Lubbock memorial center in was created in memory of the people who died.

The city has a population of two million and the city continues to grow owing to agriculture and other manufacturing activities.

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