Levelland, Texas

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Levelland
City
Old grain elevator in Levelland.
Old grain elevator in Levelland.
Map of Levelland
Map of Levelland
Coordinates: 33°35′14″N 102°22′41″W / 33.58722°N 102.37806°W / 33.58722; -102.37806Coordinates: 33°35′14″N 102°22′41″W / 33.58722°N 102.37806°W / 33.58722; -102.37806
Country United States
State Texas
CountyHockley
Area
 • Total9.9 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Land9.9 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.2%
Elevation3,520 ft (1,070 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total13,542
 • Density1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)79336, 79338
Area code(s)806

Levelland is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Hockley County.[1] About 13,929 people lived there in 2013.[2]

In November 1957, some drivers in Levelland saw an unidentified flying object that caused automobiles to stop until it lifted. Two of the drivers were Weir Clem, Levelland's sheriff, and Ray Jones, a firefighter.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. William R. Hunt (June 15, 2010). "LEVELLAND, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  2. "Levelland, Texas". City data. Onboard Informatics. Text "http://www.city-data.com/city/Levelland-Texas.html " ignored (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. Clark, Jerome (1998). The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. p. 339-340. ISBN 9781578590292.