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LOCKETTVILLE, TEXAS

Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

FM 3261
S of Levelland
Near Terry County line
Population: 20 (2000)

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Lockettville TX - Cotton Gin Sign
Center Gin Sign
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Aubrey Lockett had visions of becoming a town builder in 1936. He actually bought enough land (6,200 acres) for several communities. A cotton gin had been in operation in 1928 and it seemed like a good idea to divide the land and sell to cotton farmers on a tenant / landlord agreement. But the timing was bad and Lockettville didn't exactly thrive. Twelve years after its founding, the town bore Lockett's name but other than a store, gas station and blacksmith, there was nothing else.

The town peaked with a population of 60 in 1946 but declined to just 40 for the 1950 census. It lost half that number for the 1970 census where it remained for 2000.
Lockettville TX - Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
Lockettville TX - Cotton gin & scale house
Cotton Gin & Scale House
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
Lockettville TX - Cotton Scale
Cotton Scale
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
Lockettville TX - Lockettville    Cotton Gin
"Oldest Operating gin in Hockley & Terry Counties"
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
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