Hockley County, Texas

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Hockley County
The Hockley County Courthouse in Levelland
The Hockley County Courthouse in Levelland
Map of Texas highlighting Hockley County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°37′N 102°20′W / 33.61°N 102.34°W / 33.61; -102.34
Country United States
State Texas
Named forGeorge Washington Hockley
Largest cityLevelland
 • Total909 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Land908 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.02%
 • Total21,537
 • Density24/sq mi (9.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Hockley County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2020, 21,537 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Levelland. The county was named for George Washington Hockley, who was Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hockley County, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2023.
  2. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158.